Missing Something?

Back in March Stephen Wolfram posted a fascinating analysis of several decades worth of personal data – e-mail correspondences, phone calls, individual keystrokes, calendar events and even physical activity. It’s a fascinating look at a quantified life, probably more fully documented than any of the other countless life trackers who’ve taken up the habit in recent years.

Robert Krulwich raises an interesting point though:

“It’s amazing how much it’s possible to figure out by analyzing the various kinds of data I’ve kept,” Stephen Wolfram says. To which I say, “I’m looking at your data, and you know what’s amazing to me? How much of you is missing.”

See also: The Qualified Self. (via)