Wired.com Tracking Every Facet of Life, from Sleep to Mood to Pain #2
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Gary Wolf writes in Wired.com that, “two years ago, my fellow Wired writer Kevin Kelly and I noticed that many of our acquaintances were beginning to do this terrible thing to themselves, finding clever ways to extract streams of numbers from ordinary human activities. A new culture of personal data was taking shape.”
The immediate cause of this trend was obvious: New tools had made self-tracking easier.
He adds that much of the data-gathering can be automated, and the record-keeping and analysis can be delegated to a host of simple Web apps.
With new tracking systems popping up almost daily, we decided to create a Web site to track them. Gary has dubbed this project the ‘Quantified Self’.
Read the rest of what Gary has to say. Some very interesting points.