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Can mind reading make people like you more?

Can mind reading make people like you more?

A research team at the MIT Media Lab (home of all things awesome) has developed a mind-reading device to help improve social interactions. The device, based on an OQO handheld, a tiny wearable video camera, an earphone, and a small vibrating device, doesn't literally read minds, but it does read and analyze the facial expressions and nonverbal cues of other people. The researchers are hoping their Emotional Social Intelligence Prosthetic will help people with autism with their social interactions, because they'll be better able to interpret social cues. Personally, I can think of quite a few not-at-all-autistic people who could benefit from a device like this. I'll take 20!