Wednesday, February 12, 2014

the social network and brain computer interface

 by april 4 2009

Layla noticed

Denny had begun writing about himself in 3rd person

as if he was studying himself

Layla supposed he had
taken on many of the attributes 
of his Mentors
whose only job was to
"read" him

there was really something ludicrous about a
high functioning autistic
"participating" in
anything social ',denny pace thought

there was really something  equally ludicrous about a
high functioning autistic
like Denny pace
 participating in any social network online
except if he used
a camera denny thought briefly....actually giving brief pause to his thinking so THEY could "catch up"
he wanted them
caught up
his only reason for
using the social media

he turned on the fan
.and the airconditioner
and the tv
to throw off
'the reading"
he needed to focus
on the facebook instructions
of social
media interaction

without a camera
(he had long ago masking taped over the small dot of camera on his laptop)
there was no chance of
what his former dr

 the trade secrets
of human interpersonal reaction
eye contact

"Act as If"
was his dr had said,

"nobody really gives a damn what anyone other than themselves thinks or wants...the dr said
all social interaction is pretending to care about other people
"do you think I care about what any of my patients are saying...
all that matters is that
it seems
i do.."*

when denny spoke about his session that evening with his mother
his mother
nearly fell out of her chair she was so angry
and told him
he would never
that dr again..
and that this was wrong...
people DID care about what other people thought

Denny noticeably relaxed
since the session
denny had begun going over
nearly every
and relationship he ever had with a
new understanding
that all social interaction was "playing and faking"

.he studied the face book
and figured he'd
ask people named Denny
to befriend him
he typed in the name Danny
as Danny sounded very much like Denny
and the drs had told him
that people
always liked
being reminded of themselves
more than anything else

denny saw two danny
but not one denny
had accepted his friend request
he forced himself to look at their profiles
he felt
except for a photo of a very small white puppy
that danny 2

the social network was all about typing
and words
and seemingly photographs
posted 3 periodicals about
human computer interface on denny's walls
and was
subsequently down to
only one Danny
as a friend


BEYOND VERBAL Launches Patented Technology That Decodes Human Emotions Through Raw Voice

Raises $2.8M Funding Led By Prominent Angel Kenges Rakishev

Tel Aviv, Israel, May 8, 2013
Our world is filled with applications and devices that can understand what we see, what we touch, and what we do, but nothing has ever been able to tell us how we feel, based on our vocal tone, in real-time; until now. Software developer Beyond Verbal today launched a patented technology that can extract, decode, and measure a full spectrum of human emotions from a person’s raw voice. The company closed a $2.8 million round of funding led by prominent angel investor Kenges Rakishev, and new VC, Genesis Angels. Following the investment, Mr. Rakishev is joining Beyond Verbal’s Board of Directors.
Beyond Verbal’s technology was founded on 18 years of research by physicists and neuropsychologists, who studied more than 60,000 test subjects in 26 languages. Bundled into the company’s software are emotional detection engines that allow devices and applications to understand an individuals’ mood, attitude, and decision-making characteristics as they speak.
“Nearly two decades of research tells us that it’s not what someone says, but how they say it, that tells the full story,” says Yuval Mor, CEO, Beyond Verbal, and 25-year technology veteran. “Beyond Verbal has the potential to impact numerous multi-billion dollar verticals and leverage a new market of emotionally-enhanced applications installed in any voice-enabled, voice-activated, or voice-controlled device. This opens up a new dimension of emotional understanding, called Emotions Analytics, giving humans and machines the ability to react in ways that were never before possible.”
Beyond Verbal licenses its technology, which holds four US patents, for partnerships in the fields of consumer applications, devices, appliances, and software, to name a few. The first third-party mobile app using its API is set to launch in the coming weeks, while the company is preparing to launch a web tool where people can use the platform to analyze voices.
Yuval Rabin, Chairman, Beyond Verbal, adds: "Beyond Verbal introduces a whole new dimension to human-machine interaction. Bringing emotions-understanding into our everyday life is a game-changer.”
Rabin’s sentiment was echoed by investor and Board Member Kenges Rakishev, who says: "Beyond Verbal’s capabilities open up a yet uncharted field of Emotions Analytics. This is an exciting venture to anyone interested in Artificial Intelligence and in the future of human interactions."
Launched in May 2013, Beyond Verbal is the developer and owner of a patented technology that extracts an individual’s full set of emotions and character traits, using their raw voice in real-time, as they speak. Beyond Verbal’s software was founded on 18 years of research by physicists and neuropsychologists, who studied more than 60,000 test subjects in 26 languages. The ability to extract, decode, and measure human moods, attitudes and decision-making characteristics, introduces a whole new dimension of emotional understanding, called Emotions Analytics. Led by a veteran management team of industry professionals, the company’s goal is to leverage its unique abilities to impact a new multi-billion market of emotionally-enhanced applications installed in practically any voice enabled, voice activated, or voice controlled device. For more information visit

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