Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Patent for office surveillance software

Times Online has a report on new office surveillance software being designed by Microsoft. The software will monitor worker's performance by wireless sensors that measure "heart rate, body temperature, movement, facial expression and blood pressure." Even more interesting is the fact that the technology is the subject of a patent application by Microsoft.

Scary stuff, although the I'll save the moral panic for when the technology is widely available. I could insert a gratuitous mention to 1984, but I'd rather not.

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