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Jan 16, 2008 11:42 am

Our greatest foe has just been conceived. If allowed to be born, there will be no more down time, no more coffee breaks, and sleeping at your desk could be severely curtailed. Your boss will know when you're having a bad day, even before you do.

 
Also, more frightening, your boss will know the results of your cold calling, on a minute-by-minute basis. Not in accounts opened or leads generated (a vague expression used by newbies to extend their employment), but by body and brains signals sent to your computer and downloaded onto your boss' laptop. 
 
What is this monster that seeks to suck the slack out of our job? Click on the link and feel the horror:
 
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,323101,00.html
Jan 16, 2008 12:16 pm

Labor unions said they fear that employees could be dismissed on the basis of a computer's assessment of their physiological state.

 


Translation:  We will no longer be able to protect the deadweights among our ranks.
 
Wireless sensors could read "heart rate, galvanic skin response, EMG, brain signals, respiration rate, body temperature, movement facial movements, facial expressions and blood pressure," the application states.
 
Translation:  We see you when you're sleeping...we know when you're awake.  We know when you've been goofing off so be productive for goodness sake!
 
...I'll bet my old bank will be first in line to buy this "productivity aid".