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180 Shift: Emotional Contagion


  • Techonomy16 conference in Half Moon Bay, California, Thursday, November 10, 2016. (Photo by Paul Sakuma Photography) www.paulsakuma.com


Sara Waters
Assistant Professor of Human Development, Washington State University Vancouver

Emotions are contagious. With new technologies, could our sentient ecosystem quantify and monitor these shared emotional experiences, allowing us to connect and empathize with people very different from ourselves? Washington State University researcher Sara Waters imagines a world in which the most vulnerable and voiceless among us grow up safe and secure.

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