Dutch Presentation about the Quantified Self (Leren is Meten Weten)

I presented the following keynote (in Dutch) at the the e-Learning Event 2012 (an English version of this message is available here):

Deze presentatie legt in vijf delen uit waarom de trend om jezelf te meten (quantified self) grote gevolgen gaat hebben voor hoe wij in de toekomst gaan leren (je kunt de presentatie ook als PDF downloaden en dan werken de overlay quotes bij de foto’s wel of je kunt een opname van de hele keynote bekijken):

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Een korte uitleg over wat een innovatie manager doet en over de innovatie funnel.


Het scenario proces wordt uitgelegd en de vier scenarios die uit een workshop op de Online Educa zijn gekomen worden toegelicht.


Quantified Self

De geschiedenis van de trend om jezelf te meten wordt uit de doeken gedaan. Met consumentenvoorbeelden is te zien dat het niet meer alleen voor wetenschappers en artiesten is weggelegd.



Een verkenning van wat de Quantified Self trend kan betekenen voor leren (in organisaties).



Er kleven ook risico’s aan jezelf meten.



De volledige presentatie kan hier als PDF gedownload worden.

3 thoughts on “Dutch Presentation about the Quantified Self (Leren is Meten Weten)

  1. Hi Hans, thanks for sharing these resources and your inspriring talk in Den Bosch. I left with a mixed feeling of exitement on the possibilities already at hand, and 1984/brave new world…i wonder if, on a very personal level, pleople really want to be connected and aware of their behavior and actions, in the way you illustrated. I don’t know if i would want it, although i’m giving it a try. I think it takes a certain level of self confidence and transparency for people to feel comfortable doing this. My questions would be:
    – Would this not be something for a small (elite?) group of people rather than mainstream? Why would mainstream want to adapt this level of being aware of themselves? I do not believe they are at all interested. Just how most people deal with (non positive) feedback and comments. Most of us keep struggling with this!
    – Would people be able to make a contious choice whether or not to ‘participate’ ? Or would this be something that would gradually happen while most people are unaware (in the same way that a lot of people are still unaware what can be seen and analyzed on facebook etc). Do you see a future of offline communities that live outside the ” grid”, maybe there will be a market for offline holiday experiences;-)
    – how can we make sure that this development does not end up in a future where all this data is used for control by corporations and/or government? Is this at all feasible? How do we stay the owner of our own data? Or did we already lost that?
    Cheers! Peter

    1. Thank you for your extensive and thoughtful comments Peter!

      To answer your questions one by one:

      1. I don’t think this will be something for a small elite. The technology to do this will commodify rapidly and likely you won’t have much choice soon (in the developed world). Remember that I would hope that this is personal data and even people who aren’t comfortable with sharing the data might not mind looking into their “data mirror” once in a while.
      2. I have written before about the trend for people to dislike always being online. See here: (under the heading “Discomfort with the dehumanizing aspects of technology”) with links to some examples that already exist today.
      3. This is the key question to me. It would be great if you (and others in the Netherlands) would actively follow and contribute to Bits of Freedom (http://www.bof.nl). We all need to stay aware and be involved in the discussion around this. This is one of the reasons why I sit on the board of the Dutch chapter of ISOC (http://www.isoc.nl).

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