@ The Happy Post Project for Japan is an initiative we started as a call to action to help the victims of the recent Tsunami in Japan. Our goal was to collect messages of support for the victims in JapanEVENTS and spread happiness by delivering these messages to them on an installation that will travel from Happening – at SOHO, NYC shelter to shelter. We collected messages in the “Dear Japan, We Love You” Art Exhibition and SOHO NYC @ Silent Auction at the Open House Gallery in SOHO, NYC EVENTS SOHO NYC
EVENTS @ Baruch We visited Baruch University to invite students to join the Happy Post initiative. We addressed their Psychology Class where we inspired students to participate in this movement for positive change. Our society focuses too much on the negative and its time to shift into a positive focused society. Happening – at Baruch Collegue, NYC We were inspired by the students who are currently helping us gather happy posts for the first NY University local Happy Post exhibition.
The Second Guy H(app)thon at Social Media Week
The GDP is not a suﬃcient measure of holisSc value of well-‐being for individuals, countries or the world.
GDP Counts GDP Doesn’t Count • Air polluSon • The health of our • CigareXe adverSsing children • Locks for our doors • Quality of their • Jails for people who educaSon break them • Joy of their play • DestrucSon of the • Beauty of our poetry redwoods • Integrity of our public • Napalm oﬃcials • Nuclear warheads • Our wit • Armored police cars to • Our courage ﬁght riots • Our compassion
Goal 1: By March 20 2014, release individual well-‐being indicators (a person’s “Personal Happiness Indicator”) based on each persons own well-‐being deﬁniSon.
Goal 2: By March 20, 2014, release an open-‐source applicaSon that provides users access to well-‐being scores for themselves and others plus provide resources for improving well-‐being.
UNIQUE We are not generaSng quesSons to be measured on a populaSon level from which we will infer an individuals level of personal well-‐being. We are starSng with the individual and creaSng soeware that will learn what is meaningful for that person. This type of person-‐centric methodology wasnt logisScally feasible before the Smartphone.
REAL -‐ TIME We arent just collecSng data once from individuals. Were creaSng a living, growing, real-‐&me global well-‐being indicator. Once the survey is done, mobile phones keep collecSng data and providing well-‐being metrics for every person who has taken the survey. Users can see the changing well-‐being scores without taking further surveys.
Why Hack Happiness? Jon Hall, Human Development Report Oﬃce, UNDP firstname.lastname@example.org
Reshaping the Future “What we measure aﬀects what we do. If we have the wrong metrics, we will strive for the wrong things. In the quest to increase GDP, we may end up with a society in which most ciSzens have become worse oﬀ.” Joseph SSglitz, 2009
Reshaping the Future “The welfare of a naSon can scarcely be inferred from a measurement of naSonal income.” Simon Kuznets, 1934
Yet the gross naSonal product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their educaSon, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public oﬃcials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devoSon to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it tells us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans.“ Robert Kennedy, 1968
SubjecSve Wellbeing – the New Business of Government From Bhutan to the UK, governments are gepng serious about measuring “happiness” … “subjecSve wellbeing:” … “ﬂourishing socieSes”
SubjecSve Wellbeing – the New Business of Government ”Improving our societys sense of wellbeing is, I believe, the central poliScal challenge of our Smes." David Cameron, BriSsh PM
SubjecSve Wellbeing – the New Business of Government A new science. We know that wellbeing maXers. But it’s a steep learning curve. We need data.
New Data – New …. • Conversa9ons • Behaviours (e.g. commuSng) • Policies (e.g. police invesSgaSons)
ObjecSve & SubjecSve What would a High Crime Rate Low Crime Rate policy maker encourage you to do? High Fear of Crime Pe99on the Mayor (aXer you’ve fed your Doberman) Low Fear of Crime
ObjecSve & SubjecSve What would a High Crime Rate Low Crime Rate policy maker encourage you to do? High Fear of Crime PeSSon the Mayor (aeer you’ve fed your Doberman) Low Fear of Crime Buy a Doberman and then pe99on the Mayor
ObjecSve & SubjecSve What would a High Crime Rate Low Crime Rate policy maker encourage you to do? High Fear of Crime PeSSon the Mayor Swap your (aeer you’ve fed Doberman for a your Doberman) Goldﬁsh and thank the Mayor Low Fear of Crime Buy a Doberman and then peSSon the Mayor
ObjecSve & SubjecSve What would a High Crime Rate Low Crime Rate policy maker encourage you to do? High Fear of Crime PeSSon the Mayor Swap your (aeer you’ve fed Doberman for a your Doberman) Goldﬁsh and thank the Mayor Low Fear of Crime Buy a Doberman Enjoy Tokyo! and then peSSon the Mayor
SubjecSve Wellbeing – the New Business of Government From Bhutan to the UK, governments are gepng serious about measuring “happiness” … “subjecSve wellbeing:” … “ﬂourishing socieSes” A new science…. but we know that wellbeing maXers By 2030…? Radical reform of the how we understand policy…
We used to think that revolu&ons are the cause of change. Actually it is the other way around: change prepares the ground for revolu&on. Eric Hoﬀer
AUGMENTED REALITY & Smart glasses The next quantum leap rob gordon chief technology oﬃcer march 20, 2013
What can AR Glasses do?What we have found crea9ng “Terminator Vision” for the military community Augmented Reality Provides Excellent SituaSonal Awareness to the User • Real Time Alerts, 3D Objects, Hazards, Danger Areas See What I See, Real-‐Time SituaSonal Views to Wearers • Extensible Hands-‐Free OperaSon • Non-‐interference with Weapons, Radios, Equipment • Allows Medical Triage and Treatment Provides Discreet, Unobtrusive InformaSon Capture and DisseminaSon Allows Rapid Reachback for Data Access IntegraSon and Training of the Technology is Natural and IntuiSve
Advances in Industry Commercial pressures are accelera9ng technology base Processor Power SoXware Ecosystem • Beneﬁt from Cell Phone industry and mobile device market • Google and Microsoe are entering consumer trials size • APX working on industrial OS & Ecosystem • Quad-‐core mobile processors • Component algorithm maturity & availability improving. • Hardware accelerated computer vision subsystems (I.E. Computer Vision, indoor navigaSon) • BaXery life conscious • AdapSve Voltage Scaling Op9cs Data Connec9vity • Industry is about to come out with curved waveguide. • Open standard driving integraSon opSons and sensor data • 40° FOV common. 120° expected. availability • Massive industry investment in projecSon and opScs • Biometrics, object recogniSon & telepresence driving producSon techniques (SMD, Hi-‐Max, Lumus, Epson, etc) commercial adopSon • Availability of LTE and other TCP/IP backhaul contribuSng to use cases “Smart Glass and other wearable devices will be worth $1.5B by 2014.” -‐ Juniper Research Oct 2012
Signiﬁcant Industry growth Projected Adop9on Timeline Consumer Mass market, global potenSal. • Google, Epson and Microsoe are entering now Commercial • Tracking the smartphone adopSon curve • MulS $Billion industry Largest near term market with a broad-‐based users and posiSve eﬀects on supply chain • MulSple industries (AutomoSve, LogisScs, Military/Government Entertainment, Medical, Sports) • PosiSve eﬀects on eﬃciency & eﬀecSveness Empowering the future warrior • 10% of working populaSon • Delivering product today • The early adopter • Compelling use case • Largest single customer Q1 2013 Q2 2013 Q3 2013 Q4 2013 Q1 2014 Q2 2014 Q3 2014 Q4 2014 Q1 2015 Q2 2015 Q3 2015 Q4 2015
8 K [ OTHERS SELF What does it all5 mean? 9 $ WORTH THINGS S
Script for Host: (in your own words) Now it’s Sme for the InteracSve PorSon of our evening! We’re going to break up into small groups of 6-‐8 people and play a game to help you understand how emerging technology and Happiness Indicator Metrics can help save the world. But ﬁrst, let me explain the game.
Script for Host: (in your own words) The country of Eudaimonia needs your help! While they have some metrics that are opSmized for the well-‐being of their ciSzens, there are many areas that could sSll be improved. What this means is that they’re ﬂourishing or doing well with some of the economic and other aspects of their lives, but need help ﬁnding balance all-‐around for the greatest beneﬁt of their CiSzens. So you all are going to help brainstorm ideas to help them!
Script for Host: (in your own words) StaSsScs for Eudaimonia that are provided in this game mirror the types of metrics used by Bhutan for their Gross NaSonal Happiness Index and many other countries around the world. It’s important for you all to recognize that Happiness Indicators are not based on mood or ‘ﬂuﬀy’ metrics, but are quanStaSve measures helping to reshape our world. This is why it’s so powerful to map your own well-‐being, or happiness to a Personal Happiness Indicator – you can start to understand your holisSc value in the context of where the world is moving, which is away from the GDP. It’s also very cool to note that the United NaSons support Bhutan’s work and is also trying to help all their member countries discover how THEY can work with their countries on these types of happiness metrics to help their ciSzens ﬁnd well-‐being. Let me show you some examples of exisSng, actual Happiness Metrics. 92
Script for Host: (in your own words) – for the following slide: The ﬁrst example shows all the areas that Bhutan’s Gross NaSonal Happiness focuses on. “Living standard” is in there, which reﬂects money and wealth, but that’s only one aXribute. There’s also “educaSon,” “community vitality,” “culture,” and things like “Sme use.” Are you starSng to get a picture how emerging media, especially things like QuanSﬁed Self will be so important to dovetail to these metrics? The QS movement is already transforming millions of lives by helping people opSmize their Sme use and health. These are the types of things that can be leveraged for the work we (this includes you as a Collaborator) are trying to do with the H(app)athon Project. 93
Script for Host: (in your own words) – for the following slide: Here are some other quick examples – the OECD BeXer Life Index that measures these types of Happiness Indicators for mulSple countries, staSsScs taken from the United Kingdom where Prime Minister Cameron is using these types of quanStaSve and qualitaSve measures to help improve ciSzen’s well-‐being, and an enSre (large) page on Wikipedia under “Happiness Economics” where you can learn about other eﬀorts being done in Brazil, China, Australia, and mulSple parts of the United States and the World at large. So keep in mind as you play this game – Happiness Indicators are a real and thriving set of metrics around the world. Y/our ideas for how to Save Eudaimonia could be uSlized at some point to help an actual country improve their Happiness Metrics. No pressure. J 95
Script for Host: (in your own words) – for the following slide: Now check out the Happiness Indicator Metrics for Eudaimonia. These are printed on the handout sheets I’ve given (OR I WILL GIVE) to facilitators for each breakout group. What you see here is a more holisSc portrait of this country than just looking at their GDP. You can see areas where they have an abundance of one metric (like a high health saSsfacSon) and a lower abundance of a diﬀerent metric (like housing). So one major advantage of looking at a more holisSc portrait of value is in seeing how you can leverage a country or a person’s strengths to help the areas they need to opSmize. Using real-‐Sme data, you can also see how improvements, when provided to a country, can immediately start helping individuals, communiSes or even an enSre populaSon. 99
Happiness/Well-‐Being Indicators for Eudaimonia: Income: (Average Annual) $38,500 USD (equiv) Employment Rate: 65% (êsince previous year) Housing: (35% of average income) Work Sa9sfac9on: (59% happy at work) Health: (self reported) 80% saSsfacSon Educa9onal AHainment: (goals/level) 65% Community: (social network penetraSon) 85% Civic Engagement: (voSng) 76% Environment: (prox to green space) 65% Life Sa9sfac9on: 59% 100
What Your Group Needs to Create in the next 30-‐45 Minutes: Please come up with a soluSon to help ciSzens of Eudaimonia achieve a higher level of well-‐being based on the ﬁcSonal Happiness Indicators provided. You can do this in a few diﬀerent ways: • Create an App • Create a MarkeSng or other Awareness Building Campaign 102
Here are some tools/samples of Apps to get your ideas ﬂowing: Surveys for subjec&ve data, Sensors to measure heart-‐rate/health, RFID to measure machine data, Smartphones to measure GPS, voice recogni&on, Accelerometer data, Blue-‐Tooth for NFC) 103
Script for Host: (in your own words) – for the following slide: In just a minute, we’re going to break into small groups of 6-‐8 people. I’ll pass out worksheets to facilitators so you’ll have these direcSons when you play the game. (NOTE – the following instruc&ons mirror the worksheets you’ll be passing out). Once you break into small groups, you’re going to introduce yourselves quickly to each other (your names). Then you’re going to decide on and write the names down of those who are willing to take diﬀerent roles in your group (this is on your worksheet). Next, you’re going to review Eudaimonia’s Gross NaSonal Happiness Indicators (the ten metrics I showed you above and that are printed on your handouts) and come to a consensus on ONE indicator your group would like to focus on to improve well-‐being in the region. 104
Script for Host: (in your own words) – for the following slide: Next you’re going to brainstorm ideas for soluSons to help Eudaimonia improve in the one indicator your group came to consensus on. Note you can uSlize other indicator data to support your choice (e.g., “Our app leverages high civic engagement to improve work saSsfacSon.”) SoluSons can come in the form of an app/technology, or a markeSng or awareness-‐building campaign. Then you’ll need to reﬁne your ideas based on answers to the following quesSons: 1. What is the problem your idea(s) seeks to address? 2. How will the idea address this problem? 3. How will you know when your idea is successful? 105
Script for Host: (in your own words) – for the following slide: Then you need to review all ideas and come to consensus on the one idea that seems to be gepng the most energy and excitement from the group. If you are having trouble coming to consensus, you may ask members to advocate for ideas, try combining ideas, or conduct a vote. You’ll need to create a name and a graphic for idea & prepare for presentaSon that best represents your idea. The “graphic arSst” in your groups will create the graphic on a piece of chart paper. Write the answers to the three quesSons described above below the graphic. 106
Script for Host: (in your own words) – for the following slide: Finally, develop any addiSonal talking points needed to support presentaSon of idea. Pick a presenter who knows and is ﬁne with being videotaped/placed on the H(app)athon Website. People report their idea for 2-‐3 minutes. 107
Aeer everyone is ﬁnished, we’ll vote for a “winner.” There are NO bad ideas, but it will be helpful to see what people choose as an idea that could truly change the world. We’ll clap for a winner, who will receive And don’t forget to cheer for your presenter! Here are two sample ideas to get your minds going: 108
Sample App Idea CiSzens of Eudaimonia will create wearable-‐sensor clothing for employees to analyze when they’re happiest at work. Fabric will change colors based on mood so people can be more sensiSve to their colleagues and increase producSvity. 109
Sample Marke9ng Campaign Idea “The Thank You! Campaign” – CiSzens of Eudaimonia are assigned 25 people in one day they try to thank for something they’ve done. Each person who is thanked is asked to wear a ﬁtbit or biometric sensor that will show their increased (posiSve) heartrate. The improvement in health over the course of one month will be mapped, as well as the correlaSon of data around health insurance rates being lowered. Local employers will be able to charge less for insurance and have more money to hire more employees. 110