Michael Parekh sent me an excellent article from NYT by Gary Wolf. A very well researched article on a very important topic.
Clearly, time has come to start using data from our own life to perform self-analytics and use this for actionable self-knowledge. Most of us, conveniently engage in self deception on many fronts. It is just a ‘characteristics’ of human nature that you underestimate undesirable events and overestimate desirable ones. Thus you tend to overestimate how many times you ate salad and understimate how many times you ate french fries. Now that sensors and mobile phones are making all this data easily collectible and analyzable, time has come to develop some simple approaches and products that could bring analytics to help us.