Devices That Know How We Feel

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    May 04, 2014 4:17 PM GMT
    NYT: Admit it: Sometimes you just want to punch your PC, or slap your smartphone, or knock your notebook.

    But what if our devices could see it coming? What if they could pick up the tics and tells of our brewing anger — or, for that matter, any other emotion — and respond accordingly?

    It’s not as crazy as it sounds. To hear experts tell it, this is where technology is going. Researchers and companies are already starting to employ sensors that try to read and respond to our feelings.

    While this sort of technology is still in its early days, the possibilities seem many. One day, your PC might sense your frustration when a program keeps crashing and politely suggest that you take a walk while it contacts tech support. Or your smartphone could sense that passions — of one sort or another — are running high and, in response, disable messaging. Or your car might discern an early case of road rage and soften the car’s lighting and stiffen its steering.

    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/devices-that-know-how-we-really-feel/?hp
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    May 04, 2014 5:41 PM GMT
    reduce your frustrations;
    get better hardware up front.

    road rage:
    learn how to ride a motorcycle
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    May 04, 2014 7:02 PM GMT
    Coming Soon: Fido Fence and shock training collars for people!
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    May 04, 2014 8:23 PM GMT
    Oh gawd...computers with attitude...

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    May 04, 2014 8:41 PM GMT
    I've always had a device that knows how I feel. I call it my "Peter Meter".
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    May 05, 2014 6:43 AM GMT
    SkyNet comes to mind!

    But on a serious note, this would be great if they could actually get a few tests working but I don't see how it would monitor emotions externally without any linking up or what not.
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    May 05, 2014 8:32 PM GMT
    I'm just waiting for the construction of GLaDOS, so that I can have some cake and be baked.
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    May 06, 2014 12:08 AM GMT
    These have been around for a long time.

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    May 06, 2014 12:09 AM GMT
    Zeras saidI'm just waiting for the construction of GLaDOS, so that I can have some cake and be baked.


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    May 06, 2014 8:13 PM GMT
    Zeras saidI'm just waiting for the construction of GLaDOS, so that I can have some cake and be baked.


    I Love GLaDOS... she's adorably snarky.
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    May 07, 2014 8:43 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidThese have been around for a long time.

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    Ohhhhh you got there before I could! I was so fascinated by these as a kid I stole my sisters then lost it. Boy did I get in trouble for that one!
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    May 07, 2014 7:34 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidOh gawd...computers with attitude...



    LOL I was just thinking the same thing !! icon_lol.gif
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    May 10, 2014 12:39 AM GMT
    pellaz saidreduce your frustrations;
    get better hardware up front.

    road rage:
    learn how to ride a motorcycle


    Exactly, engineers instead of producing quality electronics are killing time with this nonsense...
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    May 10, 2014 3:55 PM GMT
    GAMRican said
    Zeras saidI'm just waiting for the construction of GLaDOS, so that I can have some cake and be baked.




    Isn't it wonderful? Let's be honest, there are idiots who will not understand.