Virtual Empathy

A new article suggests that the Oculus VR headset may be the first step to allowing people to truly experience what it is like to live a different kind of life. This could allow designers to create “empathy engines” whereby users may come to feel emotion for their fellow man in a virtual space. Anthony and Jeff think this is a great idea, especially if causes douchey diners to tip their wait staff.

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Article: [http://boingboing.net/2014/09/15/the-headset-revolution-will-be.html](http://boingboing.net/2014/09/15/the-headset-revolution-will-be.html)

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A new article suggests that the Oculus VR headset may be the first step to allowing people to truly experience what it is like to live a different kind of life. This could allow designers to create “empathy engines” whereby users may come to feel emotion for their fellow man in a virtual space.  Anthony and Jeff think this is a great idea, especially if causes douchey diners to tip their wait staff.

 

Support us on Patreon to get early release episodes and extra content: http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

 

Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen.

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Here we are on Stitcher:  http://bit.ly/stitcherwhc

 

Jeff on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/jeffcannata

Anthony on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/acarboni

 

Article:  http://boingboing.net/2014/09/15/the-headset-revolution-will-be.html

The Machine to Be Another: http://www.themachinetobeanother.org/

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