Justin Cox

This Just In: Bio Tracking

Do you know what your resting heart rate is?

JJ Abrams guest-edited a 2009 issue of titled “The Mystery Issue.” From Abrams’ editorial to uncrackable CIA codes, every corner of the magazine engaged the reader with games, puzzles, and an exploration of the unknown.

At the end of the magazine, an article explored the mysteries of our own bodies. Gary Wolf wrote about tracking every facet of his life, from sleep to heart rate to blood pressure. In 2009 this was an absurd idea. Today, our phones do track data for us…