Quantifying your unconscious self
Forget tracking what you can obviously track, Adi Andrei tells us why it’s even more important to track your subconscious. He discusses studies that have shown over and over that our subconscious makes decisions .5 seconds before we consciously make them. Pretty interesting! Check out the video for his ideas on how you can hack into yours and start tracking.
Interview with Steven Dean
Photo by James Soriero
An interview with Steven Dean, the New York QS organizer. He discusses what QS is, where he thinks it’s going, why it’s important and, most interestingly, addresses some criticisms.
Maintain good (self-tracking?) habits with Lift
So you have good intentions, but sometimes (conveniently) forget about them? An app called Lift can help you out. “Motivation is provided by community support and data visualizations, ability is bolstered by community discussions that provide helpful tips and tricks (you can chat with other people working on your same goals), and the new reminders feature provides a trigger.”
Track yourself, your stuff, your environment
An article on the new ways our lives are becoming connected and quantified. “As we become increasingly busy, offloading the tracking of things like our health or environment from the wetware computers of our brains to our portable devices doesn’t sound like such a bad idea at all.” From forks that tell you when to stop eating to a computer for your car’s computer, there’s something for almost everyone want to track their lives.
How Big Data Could Effect You
If you spend money, vote, are concerned about your health, study and/or worry about privacy, you’re going to take part in this “big” revolution. “The term has been around for a few years, but 2013 may be a year when Big Data moves from the technical to the practical, as real consumers and citizens start seeing its impact.”
The latest list of Quantified Self apps and devices
205 of them to be exact! Thanks Alexandra Carmichael!