Chris Dancy - "The most connected human on Earth."

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Chris Dancy - "The most connected human on Earth."

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Emerge 002: Chris Dancy "Smartphone Loneliness"

This episode's guest is Chris Dancy. Chris has been called “the most connected human on earth” and has been featured on Fox News, NPR, BBC, TechCrunch, Mashable, and Wired, among others. He is a contemplative platform designer, artist, philosopher and writer. We talked about what it takes to design technology that promotes human well-being, the nature and cause of distraction and loneliness, the changing landscape of work, and how to survive a systemic collapse, without hoarding bullets.
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#LDS15 VIDEO: “Put the Internet Into Products — Not Products on the Internet”

“How we use these devices and how we examine our behavior is really important, because your life is now officially a platform. And if your life is a platform, how you live your life is going to become very important.”. That was Chris Dancy, a technologist and extreme life-hacker, during a presentation at Street Fight’s Local Data Summit earlier this month.
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Body-Hacking: The Benefits and Unintended Consequences

Wearable devices to monitor bodily functions now constitute a multi-billion-dollar industry. Fitbit, Jawbone Up and other gadgets keep track of your blood pressure, sleep patterns, calories burned and how many steps you take in a day. The idea is to apply technology to human biology in order to develop healthier habits, but the value of self-awareness has limits. All that data can be overwhelming — and compromise privacy. Will tracking and collecting so much personal information give new power to insurance companies and government agencies? Guests: Christie Aschwanden, FiveThirtyEight (@cragcrest) Chris Dancy, "the most connected human on Earth" (@ServiceSphere) Robert Wachter, University of California, San Francisco (@Bob_Wachter) Clive Thompson, Wired (@pomeranian99)
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A Smartwatch App That Lets Your Boss Track You Constantly

Kris Duggan is building a social smartwatch app that lets your boss track your quantified self. That may sound like a Silicon Valley send-up. But it’s the real thing. Today, Duggan and his 18-month-old startup, BetterWorks, announced that this wearable app would arrive in the summer, bringing their corporate-goal-setting service to the much-anticipated Apple Watch.
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Does being connected cost us our Humanity? | Chris Dancy | TEDxVienna

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. With our lives digitized, connected and stored, are we losing personal growth and perspective? Everything is connected via time, identity and ownership forcing people into the cult of the busy and the soul sucking void of the relentless now.
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GroupM What's Next – Chris Dancy

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The Most Connected Man Is You, Just a Few Years From Now

Chris Dancy, the self-described "most connected guy in the world," reclines in a throne in the corner of his home office. The walls around him are a scrapbook of his life, pinned with foreign currency, concert tickets and pictures of his icons, like Michael Jackson and Andy Warhol. In between stories of his travels, he mentions his newfound Internet fame.
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Is Chris Dancy the Most Quantified Self in America?

Ask Chris Dancy what he ate on Aug. 11 of last year, and he can tell you (Chick-fil-A). He can also tell you about the weather that day (83F), what music he listened to (Kelly Clarkson’s Walk Away), how many e-mails he sent (21), how long he slept (8 hours and 35 minutes), how many steps he took (8,088), and when he took his dogs to the park (1:04 p.m.).
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A real–life cyborg? Here is the world’s most connected man

Mar. 28, 2014 - 3:26 - World’s most connected man Chris Dancy is connected to 700 sensors at once to capture real-time data.

Is This the World's Most Connected Man in the World?

Chris Dancy has been tracking his life for the past five years and is now often connected to as many as 700 sensors at a time. He joins digits to discuss how tracking his life has helped him and whether everyone will one day be like him. Photo: Chris Dancy. This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.
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Interview with BBC World Service on being the "Most connected human on earth"

The Power Of Data Exhaust

Scott Brown had a question about the number of parked domains he was hearing about: Do the domain providers have an email reply set up? What he found has led..
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Chris Dancy - "The most connected human on Earth."

The most connected human on earth.

Chris Dancy, featured on the cover of Businessweek "Global Tech", Fox News, NPR, BBC, TechCrunch, Mashable, Wired, Bloomberg TV, and TED as "The most connected human on Earth.”

For 25 years, serving in many leadership roles within the IT industry. He currently is employed as Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President at Healthways, Inc.

As a Mindful Cyborg, Chris utilizes up to 700 sensors, devices, applications, and services to track, analyze, and optimize as many areas of his existence.

This quantification enables him to see the connections of otherwise invisible data, resulting in dramatic upgrades to his health, productivity, and quality of life.

Known as “The world’s most connected human” he travels extensively speaking and consulting on topics related to digital health, quantified self, and societal implications of an ultra connected lifestyle.



  • consultant
  • speaker
  • digital health
  • iot
  • wearable computing
  • little data
  • Big Data
  • Quantified Self
  • Cyborg