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The End of The Poker Face

 



We like to believe we have cognitive control over what someone else knows, sees, understands about our own internal states - our emotions, insecurities, bluffs or trials and tribulations.
This outlook is wrong.

 

Intelegant Tech Depends on Your Personal Data.

 

Technology knows more about us then we do. Empathetic tech has advanced to a stage that it can now detect the slightest micro expressions and distinguish between a real smile and a fake on. Really easy to analyse tells and emotions, tracking external interaction, thermal responses shows emotion including stress. Studies show that from using the tech, people give off heat/warmth from just looking at a picture of a fire. This goes far beyond recording people's actions via a camera or microphone.

Our Bodies Radiate Our Stories

 

The Chemical composition of our breath shows how we are feeling – the rise in co2 levels show when we are breathing more and links to thins like stress, fear and shock. 

Speech analysis technologies are already being developed to provide insights into people's mental and physical health. Changes in our language can be linked to future diseases for example Alzheimer’s, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Diabetes years before any form of diagnosis.

The embracing of this tech leads to caring more, knowing more about other peoples feelings and develop our experiences with one and other.

Potential Applications

 

Hearing aids might identify when the wearer is stressed and alter volumes. Personal assistants in the home could pick up on the owner's mood. And sensors could make teachers aware when pupils are struggling to understand a lesson.

A car that could understand those feelings might prevent an accident, using emotional data to flag warning signs. Sensors could nest in the steering wheel and door handles to pick up electric signals from the skin. Meanwhile a camera mounted on the windshield could analyze facial expressions.

Alternatively, if the driver exhibits stress, the vehicle's coordinated sensors could soften the light and music, or broaden the headlight beams to compensate for loss of vision. A distressed state could be broadcast as a warning to other motorists by changing the color of the vehicle's conductive paint.

Voice recognition app Beyond Verbal can tell you if you flirt too much in just 20 seconds.

sweater that detects skin stimulation to color code your feelings is available for pre-order.

Viirre has studied headaches extensively and found that contributing factors build up days before they strike, including mood.


 


 

Sources;

BBC News
Ted Talks
Forbes
CNN