The Internet of Bodies – Alive, Connected, and Collective – the Virtual Physical Future of Our Bodies and Our Senses

Ghislaine Boddington

2021

 

Paper “Alive, Connected, and Collective – the Virtual Physical Future of Our Bodies and Our Senses” by Ghislaine Boddington published in AI & Society (1-17) journal by Springer, 2021, DOI: 10.1007/s00146-020-01137-1.

Abstract

This paper is going to discuss, what will be called, ‘The Internet of Bodies’. Our physical and virtual worlds are blending and shifting our understanding of three key areas: (1) our identities are diversifying, as they become hyper-enhanced and multi-sensory; (2) our collaborations are co-created, immersive and connected; (3) our innovations are diverse and inclusive. It is proposed that our bodies have finally become the interface.
 
Key words: liveness, telepresence, virtual bodies, virtual presence, personal data, body data, biosignals, biometrics, digital intimacy, virtual physical blending, connected bodies, identity, behavioral economics, prediction economy, collective, immersion experiences, the Internet of Bodies

Read the full paper here (Open Access).