Stephen Wolfram Blog : The Personal Analytics of My Life

A jaw-dropping look at what happens when you obsessively measure the major actions in your life in the search for answers, by none other than Stephen Wolfram himself (of Wolfram Alpha fame). I attempted a far more simplified version of time-tracking a few years ago and even then, I was genuinely surprised how poor our inbuilt time-reckoning systems are.

It raises the questions:

1) Can everything be quantified as simply as that?
2) Does doing so impeded on other functions or reduce our quality of life otherwise? (He addresses this issue in the article)
3) What patterns / trends emerge from the data? Can this information improve our behaviours and actions in the longer-term?

Stephen Wolfram Blog : The Personal Analytics of My Life

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