This is the first draft of a Hyper Wellbeing manifesto. It was created to be circulated with speakers in order to obtain feedback to allow a collective second draft version to be issued.
Every few hundred years in Western history there occurs a sharp transformation. Within a few short decades, society – its worldview, its basic values, its social and political structures, its key institutions – rearranges itself. — Peter Drucker Today our best starting point is facilitating wearables and mobile towards sickness (e.g. lifestyle disease) prevention; wellness optimization (e.g. real-time data-driven highly personalized, fitness, nutrition, sleep, stress etc.);... Read MoreHyper Wellbeing Manifesto – First Draft
To ensure the event is purposeful, meaningful and coherent, I’m writing a guiding narrative to share with speakers before starting to solicit their talk titles and descriptions next week. The final narrative will probably have 4-5 sections. This post contains the first-section draft.
Computing is integrating with the human being. It began with the mobile phone; particularly when mobile underwent a revolution starting in 2007 to become an “open”, always-connected, general purpose, multi-sensor1, pocket computer2. This has positioned it onto a path of increasing ability to capture and ascertain “intimate data”; data that is close-to-body and data about how we live our lives.... Read MoreThird-Computing Revolution
The top of the debut conference website currently states “catalyzing a new industry ecosystem to help us live significantly healthier, happier & more meaningful lives”. However there’s no description of what this new industry ecosystem is and yet I believe it’s on the scale of the advent of the web browser, in terms of reach and impact. If I am wrong, then at a... Read MoreThe Positive Future of Wearables & Mobile: Life Navigation
If we take a fundamental component of wellbeing, physical health, a recent study concluded that only 2.7 percent of the U.S. adult population has all four of some basic behavioral characteristics that would constitute a “healthy lifestyle”. A good diet, moderate exercise, a recommended body fat percentage and being a non-smoker . These characteristics are associated with a lower risk... Read MoreSilicon Valley is Gearing Up to Put a Massive Dent in Global Deaths
For a number of years now a dear friend (who’ll remain nameless) has barraged me to write. Today I finally decided to give in under the conditions that it only be a thought snippet or musing (100-700 words) each week day. [April 21, 2016: lets make that 500-1500 words weekly instead] He has lamented that my modus operandi the past... Read MoreAugmenting Humanity with Machine Learning for Health & Happiness