The quantified life

Rose Eveleth podcasts Flash Forward, a show centered around the idea of taking a concept from the future and imagining what it would be like to live in such a world. She’s done a number of fascinating episodes including one on living with perfect lie detectors, and one on the future of sex robots.

Her latest is on the quantified life, in which algorithmic fairness makes a brief cameo. The episode spans far and wide, talking about the level to which you could quantify your life, futuristic fiction about machine-driven perfection, and even whether calorie counting even makes sense any more.


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