I want to talk to you about a development in Sports that I find FAN-TAS-TIC! Tracking: this can be in any kind of device, clothing, bracelet, shoe or phone. The key point: tracking your movement activities so you can monitor your improvement and compete with other ‘trackers’ (or don’t but than you miss out on the fun part). The tracking part alone makes it interesting; who doesn’t want to see how he/she is improving. That is the great aspect of working out - seeing results. But the most fun and stimulating part is the competing side of it. By adding a game element your workout not only becomes a great energizer but a fun game as well. Throughout the years (decades!) this has always been a great stimulant to get people to do something; winning is what drives them. Developments in technology made all of this possible, and with the ‘cloud’ above us we have our data available anytime, anywhere. There are even tracking devices that help you monitor your life, such as when you have had enough sleep. So if we’re soon able to track every movement, maybe someday life will be one amazing game; Who runs to the grocery store fastest, who’s the most active neighbour, and so on and so on. Maybe the government could set up a reward system. Lower health insurance premiums for those how can show they’re very active. But there is a critical note about this great development. We’ve learned a lot about our privacy (or the lack of it) the last couple of months so we have to ask ourselves: do we want to monitor our every step and do we trust the government with this information?
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