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Quantified Self Pioneer Larry Smarr Joins Hu-manity.co as Senior Advisor

May 9, 2019

PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2019--Hu-manity.co, the company behind the #My31 movement championing data as people’s personal property, announces cyberinfrastructure and Quantified Self pioneer Larry Smarr as Senior Advisor. In this role, Mr. Smarr will add his deep knowledge of technology and vast market shaping experience to help guide the adoption of the #My31 movement.

“Right now there is a crisis brewing that most people do not seem to realize. The data we create every day is beginning to form a ‘digital twin’ of each of us. This is the digital representation of who we are,” Mr. Smarr explains. “Failure to extend a property interest to our digital twins means that we as individuals will have no legal recourse to what is done with that data.”

He predicts that individual digital property rights will open up a new world of widely-shared biomedical data that will form the basis of personalized wellness and medicine. Given that data, unlike oil, is a non-rivalrous asset, the Hu-manity.co track and trace model of consent built on a consumer property interest to data is essential to ascertain the benefits of Fair Trade Data to society.

Mr. Smarr is known for using his own body to generate vast amounts of genetic, biomarker, and imaging data. He demonstrated the promise of early detection of disease would allow interventions to reverse the course. His goal is for each of us to become “the CEO of our own body.”

“The sheer volume of impacts Mr. Smarr has had on the world of health and data are staggering,” says Richie Etwaru, CEO of Hu-manity.co. “Mr. Smarr is ideally positioned to guide us in the direction of creating a consumer-inclusive data economy instead of the globally disagreeable ‘consumer-not-invited’ data economy we have today. With Mr. Smarr’s joining our team, Fair Trade Data is that much closer to becoming an agreeable reality.”

Mr. Smarr joins the Hu-manity.co Board of Advisors as a Senior Advisor alongside other experts in technology, policy and ethics; including: Ray Wang, Rita McGrath and Craig Lipset.

About Hu-manity.co

Hu-manity.co is a technology company helping consumers, software developers, corporations and countries transition to a consumer-inclusive data economy. The company’s products and platform are designed to help its customers remain consistent with emerging Fair Trade Data standards and local sovereign data privacy and data ownership regulations. Hu-manity.co has headquarters in New Jersey, USA and operates in multiple countries. The leadership and advisory teams include more than a dozen executives from Fortune 500 companies, academic scholars, and senior policy advisors from North America, Europe, Australia and Africa. The company pioneered the concept of inherent human data as human property and supports the creation of the 31 st Human Right via the #My31 hashtag.

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