As a part of my series about “Ideas That Can Change the World in The Next Few Years” I had the pleasure of interviewing Ken Bodnar. He started his tech career designing circuits for military systems, then became a technical architect for the Canadian government, and finally transitioned to a global practitioner of emergent technologies. He is considered a Blockchain influencer on LinkedIn.
Our personal digital privacy is under attack. Not only does social media like Facebook sell your data/browsing information, but there are other privacy threats such as connected devices leaking your data (your Fitbit might disqualify you from health insurance) and there is the machine-learned inferred data (a retailer deducted that a teen was pregnant from her loyalty card). My software will usher in the era of Privacy Regained. It is called M.A.P.P or Machine-Assisted Personal Privacy. We know of Blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin. It has changed mankind forever with cryptocurrency, but it can be much more. It is inherently trusted, secure, transparent, immutable, autonomous & disintermediates third parties. I’m coding a data-centric, semantic, non-linear Blockchain with advanced cryptography zero-knowledge proofs (zk-SNARKs). It will be the smart, secure, semantic data repository for an AI machine that will protect our data and secrets. The system will be our digital proxy for social media interaction, as well as financial transactions big and small. Because of cryptographic proofs and secure data, it becomes our digital doppelganger in the virtual world, that acts on our behalf without spilling our information. Trust will be the new currency of digital life and this system will create it and monetize it and Artificial Intelligence will guard it.