Like to discover your Data Doppelganger? That seems far more revealing and thus fascinating than, say, learning Honey Boo Boo’s nickname for you. Finally, we can put Big Data to very personal use and have fun with it, discovering more about what’s got to be one of our favorite topics. Ourselves. From sex to dreams, how do your habits and beliefs compare with millions of others around the world?
It is the brainchild of Against All Odds Productions co-founder, Rick Smolan, who launched the “Day in the Life” series of crowdsourced photography books right here in my village of Sausalito. Joining him are some corporate giants led by EMC including Cisco, FedEx, VMware, Originate and tableau.
“The world we have made is one that can be measured” ~ Fortune magazine
Get a Concrete View of How You Live Your Life
For starters, see what your phone use can tell you about your life, compared to others, by downloading the free mobile app for your smart phone or iPad. As Frans Johansson suggests, serendipitously discover commonalities and perhaps even spark an idea about how you want to change your life, or share it with others or create an app that leverages off of what you learn here.
As the project partners promise, “Map your daily footprint, share what brings you luck, and get a glimpse into the one thing people want to experience during their lifetime.”
Discover more about the photo book that’s being created, the student projects and how charity:water benefits by reading the rest of the story at my Connected and Quotable column over at Forbes.