This is the real power of design: noticing people-thing-interactions at the level of fine detail. With this ‘materialist empathy,’ designers move from being the people who can help diffuse an innovation, to the people who do the innovating. Designers are so empathetic with the things we do each day that they can notice problems that you did not even know you had.
But we live in a neoliberal dumpsterfire of an epoch where everyone insists everything must be objectively measured. And once things are measured, they can be objectively ranked. And when things are ranked, then rewards can be objectively distributed. And then when people suffer, assholes can claim everything is justified because we distributed resources based on rankings which in turn were based on measurements. (Which, if you know me, you know what I’m about to say here: this is tautological as fuck.)
…oblems. I see you making the same moral errors and so you keep arriving at the same shitty answers. Given this sweeping quantified-self problem you’ve got going on here, I’m starting to suspect that the only thing you’re disrupting out there is your own sense of human decency.