Sunday, February 06, 2011

Want to be more effective? Try Quantified Self

For the past few years, I've been mildly obsessed and actively studying, thinking about, ranting about to anyone who will listen, and in fact engaging with the Quantified Self, the art of leveraging personal data to better one's health and well being. The first question most people ask is, what is the Quantified Self anyway? which is why I wanted to share this TED video below featuring Gary Wolf explaining QS. Wolf sums it up best at the end of the video by saying: If we want to act more effectively in the world, we have to get to know ourselves better.

There's no doubt in my mind that we are in the midst of one of the most important revolutions of our time: our ability to "know thyself" in ways once discussed only in science fiction. The innovation, products and services being born out of the Quantified Self movement will shape our future, disrupt healthcare as we know it, help transform our wellness, and ultimately give us the power to live happier and healthier lives.

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