Virtual eyeballs. Wrong science.


The lenses of the new “wearable eyes,” called AgencyGlass, display a pair of virtual eyeballs that can move back and forth, up and down. They help the wearer maintain proper eye contact with others by using an external camera to detect faces and a gyroscope and accelerometer to sense motion. They also blink, and glance upward to simulate a “thoughtful expression.”

Aside from helping college students get away with taking secret naps in class, Osawa believes his device may help relieve people’s “emotional labor,” the enthusiasm and set of proper emotional responses required in many service jobs. Since engineers use robots to extend our physical abilities and enhance our intellect, Osawa wanted to create a technology that could enhance our social skills too, he said. (1)

We constantly choose to utilize science for all the wrong reasons.

Instead of helping us to be more human, we use science to become more shallow and uncaring.

We use science to become less human and more robots every passing moment.

Even the best tool can lead to destruction if not used properly…

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