Podcast: The Empathy Machine

September 9, 2015: Listen to Podcast from Gizmodo on Soundcloud.

This podcast imagines a future in which people can truly experience “standing in someone else’s shoes,” so to speak, by donning an “empathy machine” and exchanging emotional experiences. When technology can augment and expand our emotional capacities, what will be the consequences for human relationships, mental healthcare, religious practice, social development among children, and criminal justice?