Fotini Markopoulou
CEO, Empathic Technologies

Fotini Markopoulou is a quantum gravity physicist and industrial designer. She is CEO at Empathic Technologies, a London-based tech company that brings together embodied cognition science and haptics to create our emotional second skin. She was founding faculty at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. She lives in Oxford, UK.

Written by Fotini Markopoulou

An aerial view shows a typically busy Wuhan, in China’s central Hubei province, deserted amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak that originated in the city. 27 January 2020. Photo by Hector Retamel/AFP/Getty

Essay/
Technology and the self
Collaborators in creation

Our world is a system, in which physical and social technologies co-evolve. How can we shape a process we don’t control?

Doyne Farmer, Fotini Markopoulou, Eric Beinhocker & Steen Rasmussen