Qualified Self: The AI-powered replacement to Quantified Self.

Qualified Self: The AI-powered replacement to Quantified Self.

How many calories did I eat? How long did I sleep? How many steps did I take? These questions were the mainstay of the Quantified Self movement. While getting the data on your life was alluring — even addictive — it rarely revealed fresh insights. A new category, Qualified Self, built upon on AI which can analyse qualitative information, may take its place.

Innovators shape the future —  we should take responsibility for a better one.

Innovators shape the future —  we should take responsibility for a better one.

The people making the stuff that shapes the future, should be responsible for how this stuff impacts the future. I’m talking about professional innovators, the people whose job it is to research and create new products in all sectors, from sexy sci-fi tech to baked beans.

Getting NeuroStimulated (this time, in real life)

Getting NeuroStimulated (this time, in real life)

The headset is an example in a growing field of technology using non-invasive electronic stimulation to, purportedly, enhance different types of cognition. In this case, PlatoWork has two modes — focus, and create . The former inhibits associative reasoning, the latter enhances it.

Why does everyone hate Read Receipts? We did some research to find out.

Why does everyone hate Read Receipts? We did some research to find out.

Users dislike Read Receipts (together with online statuses) being able to communicate about their behaviour and let the world spy into their lives, but value being able to find out about other people. So Read Receipts are something of a double-edged sword, subject to a lot of hatred  —  but a power people don’t like to give up.