December, 2014

What If An App Could Read Your Mind?

What If An App Could Read Your Mind?

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The other day, my eight year old daughter showed me an app she had downloaded on our iPad mini. By facing the camera at her forehead, she can supposedly gauge the degree to which she has been “naughty” or “nice”. The amusingly fake “metrics” it uses as part of its “algorithm” include things like “baths refused”, “tantrums”, “swear words”, and “school buses missed”. As my daughter knows, children who are deemed “naughty” by Santa Claus, receive no gifts. A “naughty”…

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