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.
This Valentine’s Day special is all about love; robot love! Josué and Kelli share their perspectives on the spectrum of robotic love, from humans loving robots, to robots loving humans, and even robots being used as love objects for humans.
This week we discuss the announcement of Microsoft’s Hololens tech, explain what augmented reality is, how it differs from virtual reality, and some of their potential uses in psychology. Also, Josué really hates the word “hoggles” and Kelli makes too many Star Trek puns.
In the debut PsychTech Podcast, hosts Josué and Kelli discuss the first episode of the British television series Black Mirror.
Episode 50: Our smart devices are getting smarter all the time. Affective computing is the process by which technology reads and translates our emotions. Facial recognition, eye tracking, body language, tone of voice, and speech patterns are just a few of the ways technology is seeking to understand how we feel.
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