I’ll be the first to admit that when I first heard about the Quantified Self I was a bit skeptical. It’s a bunch of eggheads who track personal attributes for the purposes of self-improvement, or just plain curiosity. Weird, right?
Maybe not. I soon realized that I already do a lot of things that a Self-er would do. You do, probably, too. For example, if you’re a big fan of food photography, you may be a Quantified Self-er. Quantified Self-ers take pics of their meals in order to track their food intake, and ultimately to find insights to their eating and health patterns.
Or if you use an of a number of health trackers like Fitbit, you are definitely a Quantified Self-er, as the movement is all about taking raw data and mining it for cool tidbits. The Quantified Self website has a ton of apps and tools you can use if you want to start picking yourself for data.
If you’re looking for the next step, why not check out a meet-up? Or scope out the Wired Health Conference, where Quantified Self founders Kevin Kelly and Gary Wolf will be speaking. Count me in.