Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Microsoft? Evil?


Microsoft is developing Big Brother-style software capable of remotely monitoring a worker's productivity, physical well-being and competence.

The Times has seen a patent application filed by the company for a computer system that links workers to their computers via wireless sensors that measure their metabolisms.

The system would allow managers to monitor employees' performance by measuring their heart rates, body temperatures, movements, facial expressions and blood pressure.
I have an alternative suggestion. Microsoft could take their intrusive technology and monitor in real-time how deeply it can be rammed into the fundament of whoever thought this up, and in the meantime employers could assess their staff based on the results of their work.

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