Posting this query for a German journalist. Please respond here or via email to Kaveh Kooroshy email@example.com)
By “congress” Kaveh is referring, I think, to the upcoming QS Conference in Amsterdam, November 26/27 2011
This isn’t widely announced yet, so please don’t forward the link until we post on the blog.
[quote]my name is Kaveh Kooroshy and I am Journalist at the newspaper “Der Tagesspiegel” located in Berlin, Germany. I have become aware through media reports about the Quantified Self Congress and would like to ask you for an interview on that issue. I would appreciate it a lot, if you could answear me the following questions:
Quantified Self tries to collect as much as possible data about one self in order to get a true picture of yourselves. Is that right?
Is the aim of Quantified Self, to put all available data in a relationship to each other?
When the data is collected, how do you interpret these data?
The health industries has an interest on collected data. How can be in your point of view assured, that the data is not abused?
Can the data collected substitute perceptions one has about his feelings?
Is the method aiming helping all people, or is it supposed to be restricted on people, who suffer certain diseases (e.g. migraine)?
Are all kinds of data important (e.g. my feelings, social contacts), or are there also data, which can be neglected?
Which data, in your respect, are the most relevant?
Do you have financial calculations on the costs, if some one would like to buy all the apps to collect all kinds of data, which are most relevant?
How do you see the future, will there be some kind of system, which integrates all the measuring instruments for the data collection?
If I could qoute you, would it be correct, to call you one of the organizers of the congress?
Thank you again,
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