But it's not really you. It's fragments of you. Digital pieces of your behaviour through time.
And yet - it is still you. It's your history, your life and how you lived it.
It's your data.
But what if you could? What if you could claim it and make it useful for yourself? To own, control and organise these wonderful pieces of your own digital history, behaviours and decisions? And have it as your own digital asset?
The HAT is the result of a 3 year research programme by 6 universities to put the power of the Internet back into individual hands. To give you the technological power to claim, own, control and share your data the way you want to.
With the HAT you can finally use your own data your way. You will have the information processing power of corporations at your command and to combine with other data out there for better decisions, better recall, better planning.
At the moment, your data is stored separately, like ingredients in different kitchen cupboards. The HAT lets you bring it all together –so you can see which combinations work best for your decisions. Mash up music and your location. Health and home. The HAT is your very own data assistant.
Just like the World Wide Web required hypertext browsers (Chrome, Safari) the HAT needs a hyperdata browser so that you can organise your data any way you want. And you can combine your data with other data so that you can live a smarter day to day life.
All data from your HAT is shared through the data direct debit system. The HAT lets you treat your data like your money. And you should share it or spend it! Share data with family or friends while maintaining your privacy. Share your data to get discounts. You can also buy other services and applications to run on your HAT.
Forget search. The future of the Internet is using your own HAT data to MATCH. Matching what you have with what you want.
HATDeX certifies HAT providers so that they are legally and technically bound to keep your data private and secure. The HAT is your own server. Just like all the big corporations with their own inventory and computing systems. The HAT makes you digitally powerful on the Internet to share, trade and transact so that you can still have all the cool services and applications.
By 2020, 25 billion things will be connected to the Internet – the ‘Internet-of-Things’ - all of them generating data. This data has enormous value – to individuals, businesses and the economy – and it’s important that we as individuals have the same power of corporations to use the data for our own benefit.
The small print: Bringing your data into your HAT does not stop corporations from still having your data. However, we believe that if all of us have our own HATs, we will have more power in the future to influence how our data is collected, stored and used. Support our indiegogo campaign and be part of the HAT social movement for a better future on the Internet.