100 Petabytes of Data in Poop?
Excerpt: University of California computer scientist Dr. Larry Smarr is a man on a mission—to measure everything his body consumes, performs, and yes, discharges. For Dr. Smarr, this data collection has a goal –to fine tune his ecosystem in order to beat a potentially incurable disease. Is this kind of rigorous information collection and analysis the future of healthcare? … Atlantic Magazine’s June/July 2012 issue describes efforts of Dr. Larry Smarr in capturing his personal data – but not necessarily those of financial or internet viewing habits. Dr. Smarr is capturing health data, and lots of it.
- Larry Smarr, the Measured Man (tightwind.net)
- Because Every Deviation From “The Norm” Must Be Illness: (brothersjuddblog.com)
- A Future of Self-Surveillance?: Tech Pioneers Track Bodily Functions Day and Night (stratrisks.com)