The nature of data are changing
And so are the methods of data gathering.
In this digital era,
Not only our personal information are accumulated, with or without consent
But our behavioral patterns, thought processes, etc.
are tracked, documented and exploited.
Benefits of the digital technology are immense
And we happen to be incidental beneficiaries
Yet the world is set to be ruled by those
Who hold these data repositories.
Data colonies are being created
These colonies may appear ‘virtual’.
However, this data imperialism is ‘real’.