If you ever needed a reason to move away from a Microsoft environment….

The TimesOnline published  information on a new Microsoft Patent that…

links workers to their computers via wireless sensors that measure their metabolism. The system would allow managers to monitor employees’ performance by measuring their heart rate, body temperature, movement, facial expression and blood pressure. Unions said they fear that employees could be dismissed on the basis of a computer’s assessment of their physiological state. 

Admittedly, systems like this could be used for good.  If workers are overstressed, they could be given breaks or slow down work.  However, with all things like this, the potential for misuse is huge. 

 

What do you think? 

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