Below is a list of the questions that are most important to me. It is a list of several questions that is dynamic to me. Some of those questions are more applicable while others are more fundamental. With every question I will try to write down why I am asking them.
Q: “What is more important; subjective experiences or physiological measures?”
R: in order to figure out what is the most important thing to measure.
Q: “How can subjective experiences and physiological processes be consciously altered?”
R: to have more control of my body and achieve more health/happiness.
Q: “How open do I want to be with my data?”
R: I believe in openness but this has certain risks regarding the people around me, and also my future self.
Q: “Focus on processes or products?”
R: I believe there is a certain balance between focusing on both, but I don’t know what the balance is.
Q: “How do fractals and self-replication fit in the existence of the universe?”
R: I see fractals in a lot of different ways appearing in the world around me, I want to discover this to make more sense of everything.
Q: “Is there randomness?”
R: I don’t really believe there is randomness, but I think that is hard to reduce randomness to zero. But how much could I be reduced?
Q: “How much does tracking itself affects my perception?”
R: Tracking increases focus on a certain subject, and therefore it might be affected by the process of tracking itself, but I don’t know the exact impact.
Q: “Can I reduce my sleep hours while keeping effective sleep quality?”
R: Sleep costs a lot of my time, I can do more with that time.
Q: “What are the longer term effects of bad sleep on me?”
R: I didn’t analyzed this yet because it needs a new statistical method (or some method I am unaware of). I am cautious about doing this.
Q: “Can I get a subjective concept have totally explained using regression analysis?”
R: I want to see if I life is reductionistic in some sense to see if everything can be measured.
Q: “How can biofeedback alter my experiences directly?”
R: I want to use direct biofeedback on my data to understand how it influences and helps me.
Q: “How can I, and do I want to publish my QS-data directly on to my website?
R: I think it is beautiful to be 100% transparent with my data, and therefore publish it directly. Nevertheless, I don’t know how it influences me and others.
Q: “How can Quantified Self like methods be more useful for others?”
R: I think QS is a strong tool, but there is a lot of resistance towards it.
Q: “How can I contribute to the fact that companies might manipulate us by using our/my data against us?”
R: There is a large risk of companies controlling our future lives.
Q: “How can I contribute to make self-tracking data result in a more open, honest, and transparant society?”
R: I believe that open data sharing can contribute positively to our society.
Q: “How can I make (a lot) of money?”
R: In order to invest in my goals, to be able to share knowledge, and to give more to charities.
Q: “How can I share my quest/knowledge effectively?”
R: I believe that knowledge transfer is very important, and I believe I have some interesting information and knowledge that might benefit others.
Q: “How can personal Quantified Self practices contribute most effectively to the world?”
R: I see connections and options but in several branches, and I don’t know exactly which branch fits the best for me, and has the largest impact.
Q: “How can I reduce the way of my own consumption and possibly that of others?”
R: My consumption is incredibly high, I think I can reduce that.
Data analyses en methods questions
Q: “How can I apply machine-learning on my data?”
R: I want to have personal advice and see what AI can do.
Q: “How valid are my day-on-day analysis methods?”
R: I have developed a method to analyse day-on-day effects, however I have no clue how useful/valid it is.
Q: “What can principal component analyses say about my data?”
R: I think that splitting data in components can give me some good insights into the structure of my life.
Q: “Can I apply Multi-level analyses my data?”
R: With the idea of fractal like structure in my data, I could assume it is possible to apply Multi-level data analyses on it.