Occulus , Morpheus, Impression.Pi, oh my! On this week’s episode of PsychTech, we immerse ourselves in the world of virtual reality. This week’s episode also includes an exclusive interview with Minority Media about their VR game Time Machine.
This week we discuss wearable tech and the data they collect. Can wearables actually influence behavior? Is the data being collected meaningful in any way? Josué admits he wants a smartwatch on each wrist and Kelli says she doesn’t care about wearables… until the Disney Magic Band comes up. We also talk about the unfortunate lack of women’s health being addressed in this space.
Planes, trains, and automobiles! This week, Kelli and Josué dig into the world of transportation. From self-driving cars to teleportation, how does increased mobility impact our lives, our minds, and our relationships?
We finally discuss the amazing Black Mirror episode titled “The Entire History of You” in which everyone has the ability to record everything they see and hear since birth. Josué is very excited about this potential future but Kelli is having no part of it. We talk memory, lifelogging, memory implants, and more as we wrap up season/series one of Black Mirror.
Do you remember how in The Matrix everyone uploaded information to their brains? Is that possible? And if so, how long would it take to forget what you uploaded? This week we discuss memory, how it works, how fast people forget in The Matrix, and how tech can help us remember.
This week we review the second episode in the Black Mirror Series, “Fifteen Million Merits” and use it as a launching point to discussions of gamification, motivation, the futuristic pop up ad.