Thursday, June 19, 2014

Living the dull life, 30 seconds at a time - Business - The Boston Globe

An always-on camera market snapshot

"Many people who strap cameras onto their bodies are destined for the nearest emergency room. GoPro Inc. rakes in nearly $1 billion a year selling ruggedized video cameras that some people attach to their mountain bikes or motorcycle helmets right before they do something stupid.

But the quantified self folks are after bigger game. The true believers among them think we’re the first generation of humans truly capable of knowing ourselves — not through prayer and meditation, but from the unrelenting accumulation of data. The most passionate “lifeloggers” record every aspect of their existence — not just phone calls and e-mails, but heart rate and blood pressure. And of course, digital photos of every place and person along the way."
Living the dull life, 30 seconds at a time - Business - The Boston Globe
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