What Technology Wants. What Kevin Kelly Says. An interview with Kevin Kelly: “H : A related question… this whole movement toward the quantified self and self-tracking…�does the future favor the sort of person who wants to constantly chart and keep track of everything?
KK: Currently the only folks who are tracking themselves quantitatively are slightly obsessive, slightly nerdy. �But like many nerdy pursuits before it – say typography, cartography, statistics – self tracking is on its way to become the new normal.� Everyone knows about kerning and fonts today, or about mapping coordinates, or about baseball statistics. Soon everyone will be self-tracking.”