Why I’m Anti Quantified Self

It is official — the nerds (who feel the incessant need to quantify everything) have hijacked society. Time to take it back.

Why this is bad

If Homer were alive today, would we rate his epic poems based on how many likes he got? Or the art work of Picasso based on how many followers he had? Or the genius of da Vinci based on his “metrics”? Of course not!

Data deification

Data and numbers are our new god. No numbers, no legitimacy.