Forget Vibrate, What About Shock Mode?

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Mobile-phone maker Motorola has received a patent for a system that uses electric shocks to let somebody know when they're phone is ringing, rather than the usual ringtone or vibration. The user wears a small pad with electrodes on their skin that's connected wirelessly to the phone, and get a shock -- which can be personalized, depending on the caller -- when they're called. It's hard to see this system really taking off, but especially not with users on the Great Wall of China, where phone users are supposedly already being electrocuted.

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    xerog, 20 Apr 2006 @ 9:00pm


    Do you honestly believe that a remotely connected battery powered shocking device is going to be hacked into? That's the dumbest thing I think I have ever heard. Now I won't say that Motorola has a great idea, but it couldn't hurt. I also know that a low-voltage shock from a battery powered device is not going to cause problems with a pacemaker and the whole purpose for having two electrodes on the device is so that is shocks only that person between those electrodes, not who ever they next touch. However I do see some moron out there fileing a lawsuit over it for one reason or another. It's the way America works saddly.

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