Inside the Dark Net episode 2: Hyper-connections mark the end of privacy as we know it

“We are in a consciousness crisis with technology,” Chris Dancy told SiliconANGLE, a man said to be more connected to computer technology than any other living human. Dancy had recently been featured in the second episode of the new series, Dark Net, thanks to his vigilant use of self-monitoring systems to live a healthier lifestyle.

Showtime’s second installment of its series Dark Net isn’t quite as edgy as the opening episode “Crush”. In fact, depending on which way you look at it – to be or not to be more connected? – you may find the issues in episode 2, “Upgrade”, don’t warrant being lumped-in with many of the more nefarious activities happening in the darker side of the web. February 23, 2016

“Put the Internet Into Products — Not Products on the Internet”

“How we use these devices and how we examine our behavior is really important, because your life is now officially a platform. And if your life is a platform, how you live your life is going to become very important.” That was Chris Dancy, a technologist and extreme life-hacker, during a presentation at Street Fight’s Local Data Summit earlier this month. March 25, 2015.

The most connected man is you, just a few years from now

Chris Dancy, the self-described "most connected guy in the world," reclines in a throne in the corner of his home office. The walls around him are a scrapbook of his life, pinned with foreign currency, concert tickets and pictures of his icons, like Michael Jackson and Andy Warhol.

The Man Who Quantifies Every Moment Of Every Day

Chris Dancy keeps metrics on himself for every moment of every day. He knows the number of steps he travels in a day, his average heart rate, and the amount of food he’s eaten. The “Quantified Man,” says keeping statistics makes him a better employee and it’s in the future of everyone’s work.

The Man Who Measures Everything

We are constantly being monitored. Frequent shopper cards mean that grocery stores know what we’re buying. Our activity on Facebook determines what ads we see. And if we run a red light, or speed, traffic cameras capture it. Well, Denver IT professional Chris Dancy figures if companies and governments benefit from monitoring us, there’s no reason we shouldn’t benefit ourselves. Dancy’s a pioneer in the “quantified self movement.” He tracks virtually everything about his life, with the help of sensors on his body and throughout his home. Dancy speaks to Ryan Warner.