As our tech becomes more social, it must also become more emotionally intelligent.

As our tech becomes more social, it must also become more emotionally intelligent.

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As our tech becomes more social, it must also become more emotionally intelligent.

Originally shared by Mike Elgan

Why ’emotion’ is the new killer app.

Your social network, phone, PC and TV will soon be able to understand your emotional state.

Here’s why this shouldn’t make you sad, but should instead make you happy.¬†

http://www.datamation.com/applications/why-emotion-is-the-new-killer-app-1.html

4 comments

  1. At first glance, I thought this preposterous. But then I remembered how infants and animals are so masterful at sensing emotion.

  2. Actually, I think emotion has always been the “killer app” but people are only rediscovering that

  3. This is horrible. Of course computers in the foreseeable future won’t “understand” our emotions. All they’ll do is classify them into 6-8 culturally specific buckets (good luck if you’re feeling musu, irie or saudade) and then try to manipulate the interaction you’re trying to ¬†have with them to fit some simplistic script that is a) created by mostly male, mostly young, mostly white, 100% privileged, developers, b) allowed by the legal department (good luck if you’re feeling horny). I’d rather my machine just knows it’s a machine. I have people to give me genuine people personalities.

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