Entrepreneuring, quantified self and (lots) more

Posted Monday, November 5, 2012 in Innovation by Meg Lewis

This video features "lifelong self-educator and angel investor" Esther Dyson at one of Rice University's recent Centennial events.  It's really long but I found it fascinating and inspiring - for example, check out 37:50-44:00 for a whole discourse on Quantified Self:

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    Patricia Seybold on November 11, 2012 at 9:45 a.m.
    Thanks Meg, The Quantified Self--What an interesting idea, with a lousy name--Quantifying yourself--e.g., Paraphrasing what Esther says: Nike fuel band tells us how far we've walked. Our cars report on fuel consumption, etc. Why not do this for our bodies? I also quantify the number of emails in my inbox--good indicator for me of my stress levels....personalized medicine, power to individuals... Formal movement called quantified self: Dr's, Health Nuts, Physicists... Its an interesting market and it's being created by all the devices with sensors that we carry around and where, non-invasive blood testing combined with the social networks that give you social support. Three Markets: market for healthcare, market for behavioral tricks, emerging market for good health. Quantified selfers are a small market, but employers will be a big market.
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