I have been fixated for several years now on the importance of collecting biometrical data. I believe that is the key to find correlations of why we do what we do and how to do it better, healthier:
eat, walk, talk and act with certain patterns is directly linked to what we eat and in which sequence those things we inject in or apply to our body. All together deliver biochemical reactions that our brain adapts and respond accordingly to our DNA footprint.
I walk the talk all that with extreme rigor in my professional and particularly in my personal life. About 5 years ago I started a massive data collection project for the last invention of my career, FLINT, leveraging data generated by me and my family. I have already touched the subject before on this blog so I will skip the details of FLINT.
While reading the news this morning, I came across this article about Rick, a guy that I admire for his kindness and business acumen. He leads the hardware team at Google and prior he was at Motorola.
While reading the article I felt proud of my own forward-thinking. Rick warns his guests at home that he has listening devices like Google Home. Given what I have been doing for a while now, I feel that I am leading the pace on the subject :-)
The sign below is posted on our porch and back doors of the house.
All industries are so focused on the privacy of your social security number or other guessable information and when it comes to protecting the data that can lead to far more sophisticated valuable data triangulation stay quietly in the room of "it's too early".
With listening devices, with so much gadgetry that can track your sleep, workouts, and even your poop and so much more than when all combined together under one roof, you easily conclude that it's not early, it's about time.
Rich gets it and because I got it before the Google Assistant / Alexa even existed on the market; I cash in the self pat on the shoulder kudos :-)