AI Rage Room Offers Smarter Smashing
Stress and frustration are quickly becoming commonplace emotions in our world today. While traditional therapeutic activities like exercise and meditation can be helpful for managing these emotions, sometimes we need a more immediate and visceral outlet.
Why The Need For Rage Rooms?
From work deadlines to personal conflicts, we all experience emotions that can leave us feeling bottled up and in need of an outlet. Then enters the rage room.
Rage rooms, also known as smash rooms, are facilities equipped with breakable objects like plates, bottles, electronics, and furniture. Visitors are provided with protective gear and given free rein to destroy everything in sight using implements like hammers, baseball bats, and crowbars. The goal is simple: release pent-up emotions through physical destruction in a safe and controlled environment.
Smashing objects can feel physically and emotionally satisfying, providing a temporary release of built-up frustration. However, frequent use may reinforce aggressive behaviour patterns and still may not address the underlying cause of the frustration and built-up rage that people may have.
For one, rage rooms have shown that some people would want to let out their pent-up emotions. Perhaps the experience could be improved with AI technology for more interactive and personalised options – more like an intellectual rage room that doesn’t involve physical exertion.
Using AI Chatbots as Interactive Rage Rooms
Over the recent months, we have already seen AI technology make significant strides in healthcare, with one particularly exciting application being the use of AI chatbots in mental health and therapy. These chatbots offer a valuable tool for individuals seeking support and guidance for their emotional well-being.
AI chatbots are computer programs designed to simulate conversation with humans. In the context of mental health, these chatbots are trained on vast amounts of data related to mental health conditions, psychology, and therapeutic techniques. They can then use this knowledge to engage users in conversation, offering support, guidance, and resources.
Thus, AI can further be harnessed to provide an interactive and safe space for users to vent their frustrations.
Rather than physically destroying things, users can instead type or speak their anger and frustrations into the chatbot, which responds in a variety of ways, depending on the user’s needs and preferences. Some chatbots can offer supportive and empathetic responses, while others can be more challenging and confrontational.
The good thing is that “AI rage rooms” would be accessible from anywhere with an internet connection, making them a convenient option for people who are busy or live in remote areas. Most importantly, the users remain anonymous, which can be helpful for people who are not comfortable expressing their anger in public.