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Well it's time, here's my +TEDx 

"Does being connected cost us our humanity?"

#quantifiedself  
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That's so kind +Michael Cole 
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I guess it all comes down to your point of view. This may help explain the lack of coherency in political debate these days, on all sides.
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The absence of green. 
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+Matt Laurenceau Negative green.
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Out for a walk in what feels like 100 degrees with humidity.  Had to take a break.  Heart rate got to 140.  See that nice sliver of blue when my heart rate registers? That's a lovely shady lawn. 

Created with Compass App. http://existence.io 

Thanks for everyone that came out to the conference and signed up for the alpha. 

1000 new users, draining their battery and looking at their amazing life.  

Thank you for your feedback and support.  

Who is design for people that don't have money for fitness trackers or time to analyze data?

We are! 

Check out the blog for our travels.   #Mycompass  https://blog.existence.io
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It does that already in timeline me view. Everything is from sensors or HealthKit. 
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We are suffering and I know why. 
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What if  I told you that I had a tool supplied by social media vendor X,  that allowed me to see the names of every person who stopped, read my post and kept going without a comment, like or private message would you treat my posts different?

I don't have any Facebook friends because I believe everyone should be treated with the same attention.

I limit my Linkedin connections, because I value the people I put my trust in.

I follow 20 people in Twitter, because I can't give my attention to more than that. 

So often I run into people who say "Chris Dancy, I know you from xyz" or even better "Chris looks like you've been having a tough time lately"

Why do we watch people lives as if they were reality stars?  
Why is it ok to casually drop in and out of someone's life?

Tools that use your attention to rapidly scan for another person's suffering, rate that pain, then save it up for a more convenient time, are not tools, they are weapons. 
We live in the age of weaponized data.

Mobile phone text messages. Ashley Madison hacked accounts. Fitbit activity and sleep. 

Our bodies, hearts and feelings when digitized are not to be in a pure data format to hurt other people. 

Yet we continue using people as infotainment. 

Smart phones are not smart without your behavior.

Billion dollar social media companies are nothing without your pain. 
Yet we continue to patronize tools and people who make it easier to share our pain and fall deeper into a well of despair. 

We are in an epidemic of suicide, depression and isolation.
This epoch of human suffering has arrived swiftly and taken so many because we now practice temporal indifference.

The opposite of love is not hate, the opposite of love is indifference.

What is temporal indifference? Simply stated, we have causal rage, temporary lust and periodic interest.

We click to like.
We swipe to love.
We touch to purchase.
We count to measure. 
Life has become so convenient and indifferent we now expect everything to be on demand, from one hour shopping to extramarital affairs. 

Attached is a suicide rate for average white men.

Remember, white men, the "privileged class"?

Suicide is in the top five causes of death as of 2013 and it's growing.

Why are we not talking about how lonely, depressed and isolated people are feeling?

If you're suffering or you care for someone who is suffering, stop what you are doing, leave a comment, share this post or like it. Better yet, don’t do any of those things, gawk at my life and my thoughts. Ponder your insecurity, inventory your steps, look up an answer on YouTube.

Sometimes feelings can't be obtained from browsing pinterest, they have to be earned from the work of caring deeply for other human beings. 

"We don't know how to measure what we care about, so we care about what we measure." -Richard Tapia
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I probably wouldn't treat you different. However I'd like to have such a thing myself. In my day to day life I'm entertainer and I love it. It's easier when entertaining others in the physical to see their reactions and to adjust jokes, gags, topics and delivery accordingly. Online and especially on social media it is more challenging. Some folks won't act even if they appreciated what has been shared and it would be nice to "see it on their faces" more. I'm not sure how I feel about the invasion of privacy were I to do such a thing. Yet one thing I miss on social media is the simple feedback of body language.
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Thank you +VentureBeat  for the great coverage. "You should be the expert at your life" #mhealth  
Geoloqi cofounder Amber Case has teamed with Chris Dancy on a new startup app called Compass which is fixated on providing you with a healthy lifestyle and a friendly nudge.
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I would watch this all day. 
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Origins of a mindful cyborg
In 2012 Chris Dancy went to Amber Case’s CyborgCamp, an unconference on the future of humans and technology. He wanted to show her a project he’d been working on for the last three years, over 600 ...
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Work
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Chief Digital Officer, Senior Vice President
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Wellness, Well-being, Digital First, Quantification, Mobile, Augmentation, Social
Employment
  • Healthways
    Chief Digital Officer, 2014 - present
    Human behavior API
  • The Future
    Designer, 2014 - present
  • BMC Software - +Quantified Self +IOT
    Director, Office of the CTO, 2012 - 2014
  • ServiceNow
    Enteprise Apophenia, 2011 - 2012
  • ServiceSphere
    Founder VP Sales and Marketing, 2009 - 2012
  • Pink Elephant
    Digital Engagement Director, 2011 - 2012
  • NetworkD
    Product Manager, 2001 - 2006
  • LANDesk
    Global VP Business Dev, 2006 - 2009
  • WebMD
    Service Desk Manager, 1992 - 1999
  • FrontRange Solutions
    ITSM Consultant, 1999 - 2001
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Brentwood, TN
Previously
Denver, CO - Indianapolis, IN - Westminster, MD
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Mindful Cyborg
Introduction

  • BIO:

Chris Dancy has been engaging information systems for 25 years, serving in many leadership roles within the IT industry. He currently is employed as Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President at Healthways, Inc.
 
As a Data Exhaust Cartographer, Chris utilizes up to 700 sensors, devices, applications, and services to track, analyze, and optimize as many areas of his existence.
 
This quantification enables him to see the connections of otherwise invisible data, resulting in dramatic upgrades to his health, productivity, and quality of life.
 
Known as “The world’s most connected human” he travels extensively speaking and consulting on topics related to IOT, Quantified Self, and Digital extended species implications.  
 

Featured in Fox News, NPR, BBC, Businessweek, TechCrunch, Mashable, Wired, Bloomberg TV, and The Guardian as the “Most connected human on Earth.” 

  • PHOTOS:

Head shots: 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/servicesphere/sets/72157629163170641/

Photos of devices, data and more:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zw7at0nf4t9li55/teMct68nwD

  • MEDIA:

Mainstream Press & More:

http://www.chrisdancy.com/

  • VIDEOS KEYNOTE & TOPIC INTRODUCTIONS:

  • SIMPLE ROUTINE EXPLANATION:

Feedback and simple methods to collect data from Keynote in Nov 2013 (tweets at bottom of blog)

http://www.servicesphere.com/blog/2013/12/5/explaining-my-quantified-self-or-coming-out-of-my-data-close.html

  • PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS HISTORY :

http://www.slideshare.net/chrisdancy/presentations

  • PRESS & MEDIA:

ALL:

http://www.chrisdancy.com/

  • SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

PAST:

http://www.servicesphere.com/past-events/

FUTURE:

http://www.servicesphere.com/future-events/

REQUEST FOR CONFERENCES & EXECUTIVE RETREATS: 

http://www.servicesphere.com/seanchai/

Contact: Chris.dancy@gmail.com

  • ABOUT CHRIS DANCY:

CAREER

http://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdancy

SOCIAL:

http://www.twitter.com/servicesphere

http://www.facebook.com/christopherdancy

  • INNER-NET 2014 PROMO VIDEO:

VERSION 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZOQkp80_BU

HIGH DEF Version 2:

https://vimeo.com/88911427

Bragging rights
I'm still alive.
Education
  • Mount Saint Mary’s University
    1987 - 1988
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