#2154: WatchWatch

A watched kettle never boils, it’s said. Today’s invention is a way to help limit that awful feeling, when engaged in some boring activity, that time is standing still.

Imagine a watch which can sense when you look at its face (which might easily be arranged by having a camera and software which recognises your face on board).

If the device sensed that you were clockwatching and therefore bored, it would automatically supply you with some email to deal with on its screen, an instant messenger client to talk to other bored participants in a mtg or even a brief games break.

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