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