Mindful cyborg. Worlds most connected man. Snapchat:chrisdancy
Because my apps are feelings not software.
Time travel. It’s something people talk about but so few experience.
Today is my last day living here in Nashville.
What started out as an epic adventure three and half years ago when I left my home in Denver to live on my own is now coming to an end.
When I awoke this morning, I knew how much I slept, my body temperature, weight, steps, blood pressure, the light, sound, and humidity around me. I had recorded thousands of data points before I even stepped out of bed.
My ten-year journey with data and technology now chronicled and available later this year in book form is forthcoming.
The lessons of the 'world's most connected man' are many, yet I keep returning to how influenced my relationship with time has become. All of this connectedness has irrevocably warped my perception of time.
No longer do I feel part of day to day. My seasons are unified and my years are decades spliced with indefinite moments.
Today, I live outside of time, as if watching a passing train, that so many of you occupy, I wave gently as you speed toward me and then rush into the distance.
Right at this moment, I’m writing this post from a Chickfila near my old home Casa Stuart here in Nashville.
You can find me in the back corner, near the window closest to the drive-through where I watch soccer moms in minivans wait in a line that stretches across the parking lot I sit with my laptop screen open, headphones on with hashbrowns grease covering my keyboard.
For several months last year, this Chick-fil-A was my haunt while I finished the memoir.
Sitting in front of me is a booth with six white men in their 70’s “Make some money somewhere!”, One shouts to a departing compadre as he shuffles out into the arctic cold.
In the corner two middle-aged Hispanic lovers who secretly meet each day to have coffee and talk about their families. At least that’s the story I created for them.
Across from them sits the 20-year-old boy copying scripture from his family bible to lined ruled paper.
I came to the Brentwood, TN Chick-fil-A to write because time doesn’t here.
The old men live in the past, the Hispanic lovers live in the future, and the boy copying the scripture lives in eternity.
Using voice activated controls to turn your self driving #Tesla into Santa sled.
Recorded with a phone using facial recognition software while my dog lays in the back seat with a GPS collar.
Can you even imagine Christmas in 10 years, in 2027?
My three page spread in Norway’s main paper. I see your Germany spread @kmikeym and raise you the country with a trillion dollars in cash reserves.
My father told me of this mythical town in TN as a child.
Elvis watched multiple screens because LBJ did.
A trendsetter with multiscreen attention span.
My mother loved 🕺🏼 Elvis.
It was her dream to see this home.
So much of Graceland begs to be loved. #graceland