Mirror, Mirror On The Wall… How Fat Will I Be In Six Months?
from the who-is-going-to-buy-this? dept
You know how there are mirrors that either make you look fatter or skinnier than you really are? It appears that the folks over at Accenture are looking to take that concept and make it into a feature. Actually, it’s an effort to convince people to change their lifestyles by showing them what they might look like in the future if they partake in various harmful activities such as overeating, staying out in the sun or smoking and drinking. The idea is that a system of monitors records if you’re overeating or involved in one of those other activities, and feeds it to the mirror in an attempt to scare you straight by your own (potential) future ugliness — sort of a personalized version of the TV show Honey, We’re Killing The Kids. Of course, it’s not exactly clear who is really going to go out and buy a mirror that purposely makes them look like crap, or if that’s really all that persuasive. Either way, if you do get it, you probably shouldn’t install it in the bathroom your guests are likely to use.