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How data does (or doesn’t do) a body good [video]

Jawbone, Fitbit, and whatever other cutting-edge technology is out there tracking every calorie consumed and calorie burned is all well and good in terms of collecting data, but what are we doing with all this new information (other than bragging on Facebook)?

In this episode from the PBS Idea Channel, Mike Rugnetta explores the difference between gathering information (quantified self) and using it (Quantified Self), and how these technologies can influence our lives, hopefully for the better.

Full story at YouTube via Laughing Squid.

The philosophy behind fitness trackers.

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