This is something that I shall keep coming back to during class. From some of the early reading I have done, here is my current list of reasons for quantifying the self and connecting computers to our bodies:
- We can learn a lot about ourselves by listening to our bodies — the way we stand, talk and interact with others can reveal hidden parts of our character or tendencies that were unknown
- Listening and logging allows us to optimize certain daily activities like sleeping, eating, posture
- By objectively observing our bodies we get away from the subjectivity that governs most of introspective tendencies.