I will attend the Quantified Self conference to be held September 15 - 16, 2012 at Stanford University. Will you join me?
From health and activity monitoring (fitbit, withings, runkeeper to name a few) to collecting and using data about our own activity, the sky is the limit. I see tremendous value coming from, beyond the collection, the analysis of this data. ‘Big Data’ meets the individual. We will detect patterns, correlate data to develop better habits, increase performance, predict outcomes, or diagnose (and hopefully cure) pathologies or to alter damaging habits. We will analyze behavior, usage, and reactions based on actual data, taking the guesswork out of marketing, planning, or choosing a resource / tool. Once the data set is large enough and we have found a metastructure that allows for it, we will be able to extend these to multi-individual / group / population level analysis. The sky is the limit, this is a true revolution in the making.
Also www.palantir.com and many, many more.