Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Personal Annual Reports

The most interesting idea - click the title to read the article - that it might become the norm to track one's life, opens many possibilities. Like credit card companies that provide end-of-year spending reports, an automated collection service would be an interesting tool for examining and improving one's life. Did I really eat that poorly? Did I really spend that many hours playing video games? Although the specter of Big Brother hangs over our new age of technology, with corporations and the government tracking our digital lives, so does the hope that technology can be used to bring a greater, enjoyable, self-aware life.
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