reports on a patent
application made by Google in 2011 and flagged by Engadget
on 15th October this year, that would allow uses of a wearable ‘head-mounted display’ (HMD) to make hand gestures to initiate applicable actions. The HMD in question is most obviously GoogleGlass
and the patent makes specific reference to to gestures that include a heart, to like
and automatically share life and images with definable social networks. This is cool! But at what future cost… Read More...
Altruism may be defined as the ‘selfless concern for others’ in association with ‘behaviour that benefits others at personal cost’. Therefore if I donate a pound to a beggar this appears to be an altruistic act. I have made myself poorer in order to benefit the beggar.But what does it actually take for an act of apparent kindness to be rightfully considered as an altruistic act, and are such acts even possible? Does altruism really exist?