The Future of the Quantified Self and Wearable Technology #MentalMusings

Ostrolenk answers a question from @Coachkiki on the quantified self movement, and relevant technology currently available. Noting that although technological devices are still immature, great advancements will be seen in the coming years. Alongside these future developments, there will be gains in the measurement of physiological functions and subsequent health and wellness interventions. However, gains will need to be balanced with privacy rights, as information from this technology becomes available to numerous audiences.

The Future of the Quantified Self and Wearable Technology #MentalMusings

Ostrolenk answers a question from @Coachkiki on the quantified self movement, and relevant technology currently available. Noting that although technological devices are still immature, great advancements will be seen in the coming years. Alongside these future developments, there will be gains in the measurement of physiological functions and subsequent health and wellness interventions. However, gains will need to be balanced with privacy rights, as information from this technology becomes available to numerous audiences.

Mediating Institutions in the Informational Age #MentalMusings

Ostrolenk speaks on society’s transformation from an industrial to informational age, and how, consequently, this will impact the mediating institutions in our lives. First defining mediating institutions as those that act as intermediaries between our personal life and the services we desire (i.e. a school to get education, a doctor to get medicine), Ostrolenk then discusses how information will alter the status quo. He argues, in the coming years there will be more direct contact between individuals and their services, and mediating institutions will either alter or cease to exist.
https://soundcloud.com/mostrolenk/mental-musings-mediating

Mediating Institutions in the Informational Age #MentalMusings

Ostrolenk speaks on society’s transformation from an industrial to informational age, and how, consequently, this will impact the mediating institutions in our lives. First defining mediating institutions as those that act as intermediaries between our personal life and the services we desire (i.e. a school to get education, a doctor to get medicine), Ostrolenk then discusses how information will alter the status quo. He argues, in the coming years there will be more direct contact between individuals and their services, and mediating institutions will either alter or cease to exist.
https://soundcloud.com/mostrolenk/mental-musings-mediating

Incivility, Technology, Subjectivity and the Human Nervous System

Ostrolenk answering a question from @WriteCoachKiki on how social media and online life might be contributing to lack of civility in the modern work. A discussion follows on how technology as an extension of our nervous system/ brain/mind and how at its present immature state of development can lead users to objectivity other human beings.