28 Sep '13, 8pm

Meet the Datasexual - IEEE Spectrum via @IEEESpectrum

The datasexual looks a lot like you and me, but what’s different is their preoccupation with personal data. They are relentlessly digital, they obsessively record everything about their personal lives, and they think that data is sexy.…Their lives—from a data perspective, at least—are perfectly groomed. —Dominic Basulto, Big Think (a Web “knowledge forum”) Illustration: Greg Mably You might remember (or more likely have been actively trying to forget) the metrosexual , that much-discussed urban male with the legendarily strong aesthetic sense and the equally legendary amount of time and money to spend on his appearance and lifestyle. As maligned as the stereotype came to be, it proved to be a powerful generator of new terms, including its opposite, the retrosexual , the ecosexual (an environmentally conscious person with a strong aesthetic sense), and the technosexual (a m...

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