This report gives potential examples of how biodigital convergence might impact our life, such as the ability to manage our bodily functions, alter the human genome, and control machines with our brains. In this possible future, new and crucial questions about data and privacy will arise.
The author highlights that as biodigital tools will run on our data, it will necessarily be handled by authorities, social services, healthcare providers, and other institutions. Therefore, the public must be able to trust these institutions. Additionally, using genomic altering will raise questions about privacy, particularly since revealing information about one person’s DNA will also reveal that of their family.