The Era of Homo Digitus

  • Evelyn de Souza
Part of the Women in Engineering and Science book series (WES)


We have emerged as a new species. We have become digital beings whose lives are closely anchored to digital objects: Deep learning, artificial intelligence, and behavioral analytics are no longer buzz words; they are part of our new reality. From a security and privacy perspective, there are new and different considerations. That’s why it’s fitting to focus on the concept of Homo Digitus, which I first learned about in “The creative destruction of medicine: How the digital revolution will create better health care,” by Eric Topol, and more recently highlighted as a Gigaom conference theme.

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Evelyn de Souza
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  1. 1.TempeUSA

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