As if it wasn’t spooky enough watching a web site display an ad based on a search you did on another web site. And, as it is wasn’t spooky enough knowing that government surveillance could be surveying you through your keystrokes and camera.
Research is underway to help computers read your emotions by watching your expressions.

All of these activities are meant for good things: improved search and easier shopping, increased security and defense – and providing content that matches your emotions and reacts if it upsets you.

Put all three together, and some people develop trust and control issues. Who is really controlling what we see on the internet? Are searches redirecting us based on someone else’s agenda rather than our personal interests?

Put all three together, and computer use may become much more efficient.

We’ll probably see a bit of both.

“Computers That Know How You Feel” – Wired

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