Microsoft Patents Sensor That Tells If You’re Bored at Meetings


I can’t even imagine a world where we all have to start acting like we’re not about to literally collapse from boredom during meetings.


Microsoft just filed a patent for a new sensor that monitors people’s body language during meetings.  The sensors would also watch people’s facial expressions and analyze their speech patterns . . . and then figure out how BORED they are.


They’re saying this could be a way for BOSSES to know if they should improve their meetings and make them more engaging.  But I get the feeling it would be used more to punish employees than make bosses spend even two seconds being self-reflective.


Anyway, there’s no word on when Microsoft might roll this out to the public.  (BBC)