What happens when technology knows more about us than we do? Poppy Crum studies how we express ardours — and she intimates the end of the poker face is near, as brand-new tech prepares it easy to see the signals that give away how we’re feeling. In a talk and demo, she shows how “empathetic technology” can read physical signals like body temperature and the chemical piece of our wheeze to inform on our emotional state. For better or for worse. “If we recognize the strength of becoming technological empaths, we get such opportunities where technology can help us bridge the feeling and cognitive divide, ” Crum says.
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