Some of us get very anxious when it comes to discussing embarrassing or unusual symptoms with our doctors. On the other hand, no one gets embarrassed in front of Google, or hides symptoms from WebMD, or tries to tweak the measurements collected by our wearables (although I once tried to juice my fitness numbers by attaching a FitBit to my cat). As NYT Magazine’s Jenna Wortham explains: “Most of us are willing to be much more honest with our phones than with professionals, or even with our spouses and partners … which is why researchers are leaping at the chance to work with the oceans of data we are generating.” Indeed, we’re more honest with our phones than with our doctors. I’m pretty honest with my doctor, but I try to save the really weird stuff for my readers.