He’s even monitored his heart rate while watching porn to become more aware of his sexual preferences: “I thought I was into certain types of people, but learned what I actually like most.” He’s also lost more than 100 pounds along the way, just by tracking his daily habits and making small changes to be healthier.
Even his dogs are tracked; a product called Tagg logs their daily activities. He’s been called everything from a cyborg to an alien for his extreme data collection routines, but Dancy is the future tech experts say is coming.
Dancy, who quit his job in March 2014 as an IT specialist, has flown all over the world to give keynote presentations at major conferences and companies, including Google, and spent nearly $40,000 testing connected gadgets in the past year.
He’ll pack up his sensors and personal tracking devices to install in a home he’s purchased down south. “I’m the most connected man in the world to myself,” he says.
“I’m not the most connected man in the world to technology. Technology was the route.”