Hacking Happiness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking It Can Change the World

Hacking Happiness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking It Can Change the World


The solution to The Dumbest Generation—Hacking H(app)iness shows us how you can make the most of our expertise to enhance the human event and force social switch. Hacking H(app)iness was once featured at TEDx and in USA Today, Fast Company, BBC News, Mashable.com, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Inc., PRWeek, and Advertising Age.
 
In Hacking H(app)iness, futurist and contributing Mashable.com writer John C. Havens introduces you for your “quantified self”—your electronic id represented by means of gigabytes of knowledge made from monitoring your actions in your phone and machine. Harvested by means of mega-corporations resembling Google, fb, and Amazon, this knowledge is collected, Havens argues, as a result of its mammoth monetary worth, via businesses that inspire a tradition of “sharing” as they hoard the data for financial gain.

But there’s a substitute for this electronic dystopia. Emerging applied sciences may help us reclaim this beneficial info for ourselves. At an identical time, sensors in smartphones and wearable units may help us song our feelings and thereby increase our well-being. 

An concerns e-book highlighting the advantages of an tested lifestyles within the electronic global, this well timed paintings takes the trepidation out of the technological renaissance and illustrates how the end result of the data Age can increase our lives for a happier humanity.

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