The Quantified Self

A series of articles to give you an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of the Quantified Self and how we think this trend will change work, technology and society.

At the heart of Third Wave is a fascination for new developments in technology and how they are shaping society and human behaviors.

The social web is such a development that we got involved in early on as bloggers and community organizers. It has been the focus of our individual work for the last years as strategists and continues to be a major part of what we do at Third Wave.

Nevertheless, we want to keep our eyes and minds open for the next developments on that scale and to continually explore new fields. That’s why we looked at ‘networked cities’ and started Cognitive Cities. We think that technology will have a significant impact on how we live in cities and we will continue to contribute to this topic as much as we can.

Recently, we’ve been fascinated by a movement that has been popping up all over our radar. Like the social web and networked cities, we think it will be a major movement throughout the next years and will change our everyday behavior significantly. It’s mostly referred to as the Quantified Self.

Within the next couple of weeks, we will bring you a series of articles to give you an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of this trend and how we think this will change work, technology and society. As always: feedback, corrections and additional points are always very welcome.


#1 I track, therefore I am
#2 The Quantified Self in Health and Lifestyle
#3 The Quantified Self Data & Privacy
#4 Interview with Deutschlandradio Kultur: Die Vermessung des Selbst
#5 How the Quantified Self might change our lives. A 2020 scenario.
#6 Article on Ich tracke, also bin ich
#7 Article on Wem gehört unser vermessenes Leben?
#8 Quantified Self in practice: The Eatery
#9 Event: Digitale Selbstvermessung – Leben nach Maß?
#10 An update on the Quantified Self
To be continued.

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Author: Johannes

Johannes is a strategist and consultant for digital communications. His work is informed by his experience of working with brands like Deutsche Telekom, MTV, Postbank, Maggi and Nike and by his insatiable appetite for finding the bigger patterns behind current developments in technology and science. Holding a diploma in Media System Design, Johannes is a regular speaker at web and marketing conferences like Republica and the Social Media Summit.