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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    The Rambling Sentencer, 21 Apr 2006 @ 10:02am

    Re: Superb Idea! can I choose where to place elect

    Can I choose where to place electrodes?

    If so, then I would like to place them on the driver in front of me talking on the cellphone, weaving on the road, driving so slow that she looks like she is at the head of a parade of other drivers also wanting to place an electroshock call to hang up and drive.

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