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Bot or Not? Conscious and unconscious relationships with Virtual Humans

Thijs Pepping
December 15, 2020

Today we explore the relationships people are consciously and unconsciously having with virtual humans. From para-social relationships to romantic text conversations with a companions chatbot. My main point is that people consciously and unconsciously will have more and deeper relationships with virtual humans during this decade. And like always: finding the desirable directions to guide these developments start with awareness and fruitful discussions. Drop me a message with your thoughts. Like and subscribe. And I’ll see you in the next video.

About the author

Trend Analyst VINT | Netherlands
Thijs Pepping is a humanistic trend analyst in the field of new technologies. He is part of the think tank within SogetiLabs and in his work he continuously wonders and analyses what the impact of New Technologies is on our lives, organizations and society.


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