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Nokia Feel Emotional Recommendation Engine

The intent of Nokia Feel is to try to help you find new applications and features based on your emotional state.


(Explanatory Nokia Feel video)

The basic idea is that you choose from a variety of words that describe your emotional state, and then the device chooses from a pre-defined list.

Sorry, Nokia. You're on the right track, but you're not going to win back any customers from Apple (and now Microsoft) with something like this.

What if the phone determined your emotional state based on an analysis of your voice, your choice of words in conversations and text messages and emails? Now, that's an application.

This kind of application has been tried, at least in prototype form. The XPod Activity And Emotion Aware Mobile Music Player was an attempt at this kind of technology almost four years ago. It didn't require the user to pick from a list.

Science fiction fans have a high threshold for innovation. The HAL 9000 computer didn't need Dave Bowman to pick from a list, either.

"Hal, switch to manual hibernation control."

"I can tell from your voice harmonics, Dave, that you're badly upset. Why don't you take a stress pill and get some rest?"

"Hal, I am in command of this ship. I order you to release the manual hibernation control."

"I'm sorry, Dave, but in accordance with special subroutine C1435-dash-4, quote, When the crew are dead or incapacitated, the onboard computer must assume control, unquote. I must, therefore, overrule your authority, since you are not in any condition to exercise it intelligently."

"Hal," said Bowman, now speaking with an icy calm. "I am not incapacitated. Unless you obey my instructions, I shall be forced to disconnect you."
(Read more about HAL-9000.)

The joymaker from a 1965 Frederik Pohl novel didn't need the user to pick from a list, either. And the joymaker didn't respond with some sort of cheesy computer game if it detected emotional stress; it would give you a tranquilizing spray if, in it's judgement, you needed it.

Frankly, Nokia, that would be going a little too far. Just saying, since you seem to be asking for feedback right now.

From Engadget via Frolix_8.

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