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Why we live the quantified life
@dbarefoot
Darren talks: 28 minutes
Audience talks: 17 minutes
Moments of wonder and delight: 4
Calories burned by nods of assent: 231
Seconds of applause: 9
When the screen goes
black, we go to the
studio audience
What is the
quantified life?
Why is it possible?
1. Electronic sensors got smaller and better
2. People started carrying around computers
3. Social media made it normal to share
4. “The Cloud” becomes a commonplace idea
Things I have counted
• Hours slept
• Calories consumed
• Calories burned
• Money spent
• Steps taken
More things I have counted
• Minutes spent studying
• Pages read
• Hours worked
• Words written
• Time spent
Still more things I have
counted
• Weights lifted
• Songs played
• Water consumed
• Urine passed
• Thoughts thunk
What else have you
counted?
We are all counters
Anecdotal vs. Empirical
Passive vs.Active
What apps are you
using?
In aggregate
Do you aggregate and
compare your data to
others?
Why?
“If you watch something, you
tend to get better at improving
on it.”
Dr. Mark Gerstein
“I think the Reports have made
me a much more aware of my
routines and grateful when I
can break from them.”
- Nick Felton
“You must not dilly-dally.”
-Buster Benson
“The more
you look,
the less you
really know.”
Why do you measure
your life? Why don’t
you?
Get ready.
Please applaud for
9 seconds
Stop clapping now
Other comments,
questions or
considerations?
DarrenBarefoot.com
@dbarefoot

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