However I do believe the word and its meaning will become more and more intertwined into our society.
Just like empowerment has been for quite a while covering many areas from mental healthcare to management. Another 'novel' word I'm sure we'll be seeing more is quantified self.
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To me they are notions of our flow into a re-renaissance period of exploring, investigating, experimenting, creating and filling our growing need to do more than what we've thus far believed we where capable of.
I might sound complex yet it has always been around us....take Leonardo da Vinci and fortunately he wrote down so much in his famous Notes so we have that human proof how to explore your dreams.
And so human he was...writing down just as easily his shopping list next to a great invention.
"Even though we have an economical crisis our mind and heart is alive and stronger than ever before"
Empowered - Resilient & Quantified
Below some definitions of these words taken from Wikipedia
Empowerment" It encourages people to gain the skills and knowledge that will allow them to overcome obstacles in life or work environment and ultimately, help them develop within themselves or in the society" (Blanchard, K).
"Resilience is an individual's ability to generate biological, psychological and social factors to resist, adapt and strengthen itself, when faced with an environment of risk, generating individual, social and moral success." Oscar Chapital C. (2011)
The Quantified Self is a movement to incorporate technology into data acquisition on aspects of a person's daily life in terms of inputs (e.g. food consumed, quality of surrounding air), states (e.g. mood, arousal, blood oxygen levels), and performance (mental and physical). Such self-monitoring and self-sensing, which combines wearable sensors (EEG, ECG, video, etc.) andwearable computing, is also known as lifelogging or sousveillance. Other names for using self-tracking data to improve daily functioning are “self-tracking”, “body hacking” and“self-quantifying”