Computers and emotions (again)

I’ve been pondering this for a while. In an age where computers are being used more and more for communication, is it actually possible for a human to convey to another human their emotions, feelings, sentiments, underlying meanings, etc. In person to person communication there are so many signals to help us interepret what the other person is saying: body language, tone of voice, facial expressions, etc… when we use computers there are only the words (unless you get into webcams) that are available. For instance, can you tell how i am feeling write now as i write this? What if I were crying? If i was actually writing, with a pen and paper, you might be able to see evidence of tear drops. Not on a computer though…

2 Responses to “Computers and emotions (again)”

  1. Jean-Sebastien says:

    I agree with you, but it has more to do with the writting than the computer I think.
    You could use microphone or/and webcam as you suggest and it would change everything