again to share some thoughts with you before the weekend.
We all know
that we are in a world of big Data. If you are reading this blog, it’s because
somehow, you also have interest for that kind of stuff. I was speaking
with a friend and the conversation brings us to an interesting point. Yes we
are living in a world where more and more data are available. A data driven
approach is the base of every scientific work. Today, this approach also show a
lot of advantages for companies. But I am under the impression that there is a
gap between use those information for companies/governments … and individuals!
The state of mind, in this area, is more like “Yes, we can all access more data
and information than we ever imagined—now what?”
As a child
of the Generation Y, I’ve grew up with this world. For me, there is a huge
interest in sharing personal data…. If they can improve your life! And this are
for me several examples of good use of data to improve your life:
I am fan of
internet. That’s probably the less secure place concerning your personal data.
Even if I only share informations with the brands and website I like, one of
the best example of good data sharing is with YouTube. I am keen on discovering
new music. I was, several years ago, working with a friend as a DJ. The way YouTube
explore my data is good because thanks to their algorithms, they are now able
to present me what they call “suggested content” which is most of the time very
nice! This is how I’ve been discovering new artists, songs and albums for the
past 10 years.
example is for peoples who like to do jogging. I think you are all aware about
bracelets, apps and others connected devices that helps you to lose weight, run
more or just share your achievements with friends on social networks.
But what if
your data could serve a greater purpose? This is the kind of approach I really
like and I found this: The Copenhagen wheel.
The base of
the project is quite interested, even if it’s not directly related to data.
It’s all about capturing the energy you produce when biking and give it back to
you when needed. Interesting but it’s not all! The Copenhagen Wheel also have
ability to collect and share the road you take, number of kilometers you’ve
done…. And others useful information such as pollution levels, traffic
congestion and road condition in real time. This can be share with friend in
social networks or for general information concerning environmental
Analytics is an innovative handy tool to make sure our wants are aligned with
our daily activities. Simple to use, it keeps a track record of your actions,
letting you know whether your goals are being achieved and you eventually gain
new bonus level. Both, for your personal life, education, or for new career
Have a good