Hacking Happinesss by John Havens #FOCI14 #MRX


Live blogging from the #FOCI14 conference in Universal City. Any errors or bad jokes are my own.foci14

OPENING MORNING KEYNOTE
Hacking H(app)iness – How to Give Big Data
a Direction
 

John Havens, Founder, THE H(APP)ATHON PROJECT, Author, HACKING H(APP)INESS- WHY YOUR PERSONAL DATA COUNTS AND HOW TRACKING IT CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

  • http://happathon.com/survey/
  • What are YOU worth? What are WE worth? Money? Home life, family
  • I think therefore I am… I sync therefore I am – our identity is our data
  • It’s more than being on facebook. Lots of people are on facebook via photos and references even though they have never touched facebook.
  • Lots of things happen without seeing them – sound waves, stress – but can be quantified regardless – facial recognition technology, MRIs
  • You can wear a device that measures your health or diet or fitness. Allows you to collect a lot of data without deciding exactly what you want to measure.
  • what is a data broker?  [i have no idea]
  • privacy should be considered as control, privacy is personal. do i have the right to see copies of data collected on me
  • the property that you collected, the data that you gathered, that’s ME.
  • get people to trust your use of their data and they will share more with you
  • people who are happier need less medication
  • hedonic happiness goes up and down as good and bad things happen; unomonic happiness is intrinsic well-being such as altruism which makes you feel like you have purpose
  • you can be choiceful about what you allow into your brain – you CAN turn off the 11 pm news, tell yourself 3 three you are happy about
  • “Do you want to go consume a movie?”   “Do you want to consume a barbie doll?”  This is not how people communicate with each other
  • Would you wear every wearable device if someone gave you $20 000? Only if you trust them [yeah, not happening for me!]
  • People think the word consumer is impersonal, commoditized, transactional, negative. Why do we keep on using this word?
  • Consumers WANT to be called guest, shopper, friend, client, valued, customer, person, partner, patron
  • Stop calling them consumers. the paradigm won’t change. the relationship won’t change.  [I’ve switched. I call people people now.]
  • What are you worth? Not money.

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