There is much controversy surrounding the Quantified Self Movement. And when you consider the potential downsides, then it’s no wonder. Most likely, many of us have never thought that wearing a device that measures heart rate could affect our credit rating. But maybe it will. It may even affect our ability to get life insurance.
For instance, if your health-measuring device makes you look unhealthy, your life insurance company may think twice about insuring you, or decide to charge you more for premiums. In fact, your entire health profile could become a good indicator of how much of a risk you really are.