The thing is, I have Asperger's syndrome. Basically this means I can't distinguish faces from one another or interpret facial expressions. Given that it's estimated that humans convey up to 80% of their intended meaning through facial expressions and other non-verbal means, this leaves me (and the thousands others with Asperger's) pretty much out in the cold. I miss a fuck lot of what's going on around me, and it's really difficult to interact with people, especially people I've just met. I won't go into the sob stories about how the kids at school would me teasing me mercilessly and i had no clue that i was being mocked, thereby fueling the frenzy. Nor will i ply you with mournful tales of the agonizing social isoloation and years upon years upon years of being FUCKING LONELY. No, i won't do that. I'm only bringing it up now because some GENIUS *snort* at MIT has invented THIS.
Are you fucking kidding me? As if it wasn't bad enough, now you've invented a computer to tell me when i'm boring or irritating people? This is supposed to HELP?!? Like I don't have enough self-esteem issues already. There are pitiful few people on the planet willing to engage in social discourse with me as it is. Now i can have a machine to show me how unpleasant i am even to this small number of people. Thank you. Thank you very much. That's just the salvation I was looking for. Why don't you numnuts go hook up with the neuroscience geeks across the street and do something about jump-starting the dead bit of my brain that is the source of my problems? That would be useful.
*stomps off muttering under breath*