Skip to content
Surprising Science

“Emotional Labor” Technology Helps You Fake Enthusiasm

This is not an April Fool’s Joke, but it should be. Researchers in Japan have solved the age old problem of having to pretend to be interested in something when you’re not, and having to be polite to someone you don’t like. Need to take a nap at work? Wearing a pair of AgencyGlass will help with that, too. 

These bulky glasses give you computer-generated eyeballs that react in socially acceptable ways to the people around you. Wear them and be prepared to be praised for being a wonderful, empathetic listener; that’s the idea, anyway. 

Smarter faster: the Big Think newsletter
Subscribe for counterintuitive, surprising, and impactful stories delivered to your inbox every Thursday

Watch the video below to see this creepy-technology in action, and no, it’s not a joke. For more information on AgencyGlass head over to The Huffington Post

Content not available


Up Next