The Second Guy H(app)thon at Social Media Week
The GDP is not a suﬃcient measure of holisGc value of well-‐being for individuals, countries or the world.
GDP Counts GDP Doesn’t Count • Air polluGon • The health of our • CigareOe adverGsing children • Locks for our doors • Quality of their • Jails for people who educaGon break them • Joy of their play • DestrucGon 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 deﬁniGon.
Goal 2: By March 20, 2014, release an open-‐source applicaGon that provides users access to well-‐being scores for themselves and others plus provide resources for improving well-‐being.
UNIQUE We are not generaGng quesGons to be measured on a populaGon level from which we will infer an individuals level of personal well-‐being. We are starGng with the individual and creaGng soaware that will learn what is meaningful for that person. This type of person-‐centric methodology wasnt logisGcally feasible before the Smartphone.
REAL -‐ TIME We arent just collecGng data once from individuals. Were creaGng a living, growing, real-‐&me global well-‐being indicator. Once the survey is done, mobile phones keep collecGng 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.