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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Boredom alerts and suchlike

The New Scientist reports:
A device that can pick up on people's emotions is being developed to help people with autism relate to those around them. It will alert its autistic user if the person they are talking to starts showing signs of getting bored or annoyed.
I think that it isn’t just autistic people who could use this, but two other kinds of people: men, for figuring out women’s mysterious moods; and women, for figuring out when a man needs his space and should just be left alone.

“That covers everyone, I think,” said the blogger, generalising madly.

(Link via email from Quizman.)
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