Weight loss, career change, stopped smoking. I spend more time thinking about all the ways people are measured by are seldom informed.
- See more at: http://www.ahipcoverage.com/2015/09/29/the-mindful-cyborg-on-everyday-data-and-what-it-means-for-healthcare/#sthash.UarBR8dT.dpuf
How far should we allow sensors and ambient intelligence to direct our lives?
We need to be flexible with our relationship to outward surveillance and self surveillance (sousveillance).
Over the next ten years our relationship to surveillance is going to be challenged.
Most of the population will trade away privacy in the name of convenience, loyalty cards, home utilities savings, insurance policies considerations for biological data.
Our ability to want to be private ends at our convenience and pocketbook.
Being mindful that a natural human trait to have things easy and quick, we next need to be aware of what is being tracked.
Until 2015 a majority of items surveilled for us were financial, population or statistically information.
We are now in the age of activity tracking and racing toward full time biological tracking.
This is a critical juncture for our bodies are how we define the wellbeing of our life.
Selling that level of information to retailers is a road we can't turn back from once we start.
You don't want to be remembered at your memorial service through your heart rate coupons from the grocery store.
When does tracking augment us as humans and when does it take away from us?
It's impossible to have a clear definition of humanity in 2015.
Everyone you know is a cyborg and has been for decades.
For me personally any tool that augments my ability to be kind, generous or see a connection to other humans in a way that gives me added perspective is clearly augmenting our humanity.
Tools at this level add to our collective "human-kind-ness"
Tools that force us into a relationship with information that is controlled by algorithms that don't allow for choice, flexibility or force us to see information we may not like, those tools are killing us, slowly, with every click we take.
With my upcoming TV special and a few other changes, I'm excited to finally share my latest collaboration.
Unlike 2013, where the focus was the burden of information, technology and identity culture, 2015 photos represent the isolation, nature and heartbreak.
The photos are filled with messages about our future with technology and our choices.
See you in 2016.
The Internet is all abuzz over Angus Deaton's findings basically saying the same thing. http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2015/11/07/angus-deatons-paper-on-working-class-white-males-killing-themselves-might-not-be-right/
Let me be clear.
You do not have to be a Nobel laureate to understand life has changed. A google search and stats from the CDC will do the job.
What puzzles me is why we are still treating each other like digital roadkill picking apart the body of our post consumer identities?
When you don't communicate, and you spend your days consuming your friends and family from a distance this is the outcome.
You can't get your values from Pinterest or your politics from a hashtag.
It's not a technology problem.
It's a fucking design problem.
We don't use software and services that support our wellbeing.
We cling to apps that pit us against each other in a massive shameification play.
Over check services that remind us that everyone but us is having a great time.
Where is the software that reminds me of my resilience?
We should be ashamed.
Call or text someone you love.
It's what you COULD be doing instead of reading this post.
A history of painful relationships. The idea of a sun setting on many days in your past, specifically around a certain area, possibly where you grew up or first fell in love. You prefer to keep people in predefine relationships with you. You see your friends/connection as categories. This allows you to gage the safety with them and become more intimate. You’re always searching for the perfect song or more often you hear it and wish you could recall it in the future. Understanding the world around you is critical to your happiness. What floor are you on, where did you park? You often make lists to keep track of the many moving parts of your life. Beauty is critical. Harmonious things make you feel peaceful. Colors calm you but only when they are put together with a greater sense of urgency.
Consider going a few weeks with no organization (no lists). Lean into the discomfort that would be unknowing also take time to listen to reggae music a few times per week.
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On Oct 7, 2015, at 5:24 AM, xxxxx
How are things?
Can imagine you're quite busy inbox-wise and life/work-wise so just following up on the below in case it slipped through the fray.
Again it was great to meet you back in June (time flies) and would love your insight on my phone screenshots below.
On 1 July 2015 at 23:32, xxxxxx
Hope this finds you well.
We spoke briefly (and excitedly) at QS earlier this month.
I regrettably had my phone rebooted and didn't bother to rearrange anything, despite being generally quite meticulous about these things. So I am writing to share my 2 previous homescreens with you digitally, as you kindly offered.
Very keen to get your foresight/insight on these.
Also let me know if you're ever in London and need anything,
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