Currency of Empathy: Does Technology Help or Hinder Empathy?

This digital bonanza is freaking us out. What kind of humans are we becoming when our faces are smashed into screens?  Will technology make us a more or less empathetic society? 

Can computers feel love?  The time for hand wringing or opting out is over.  The sooner we realize that we can’t stop this speeding bus -all we can do is try to drive it where it needs to go – the better off we will be.

As much as computers can approximate

  our cognitive functioning, computers

cannot do empathy

By Jennifer Lehner and Jackie Acho