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Quantifying My Life
Posted on January 22nd 2014
It started with my Nike+ chip in my shoe about 4 years ago. I was a runner at the time and had been manually mapping and measuring my runs using the “get directions” function on Google Maps to record my distances. With the chip on board in my shoe and an iPhone 3G strapped to my arm, I was finally able to get an automatic map drawn of my run along with a record of my total time, I was thrilled.
|Fitbit Activity Dashboard|
|Strava tracks my ride in real time|
|Nest tracks my energy history|
We all have been hearing about the rapid growth of the Internet of Things, but I think the real excitement comes when we can measure nearly everything about our selves and our lives, and emerge as the Quantified Self. Really, when you get right down to it, each of us is somewhat obsessed with data that is “all about me.”