“Both I as a citizen and society as a whole would gain if individuals’ personal datastreams could be mined to extract patterns upon which we could act. Such mining would turn my raw data into predictive information that can anticipate my mood and improve my efficiency, make me healthier and more emotionally intuitive, reveal my scholastic weaknesses and my creative strengths. I want to find the hidden meanings, the unexpected correlations that reveal trends and risk factors of which I had been unaware. In an era of oversharing, we need to think more about data-driven self-discovery.”
Data-driven self discovery is called experience. So far.
“To make progress, we need to be able to imagine alternative realities, and not just any old reality but a better one.”
– Neuroscientist Tali Sharot on the science of our optimism bias
“For some reason, nobody ever goes to my MySpace page anymore. Try my Facebook instead”
There you go. White on black.