21.9.04

Technology run amok

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German telecommunications company said on Tuesday it is developing the first mobile phone that will alert users when their breath is bad or if they are giving off offensive smells. The phone will use a tiny chip measuring less than one millimeter to detect unpleasant odors, a spokeswoman for Siemens Mobile said. A research team in the southern city of Munich is developing the device using new sensor technology.

"It examines the air in the immediate vicinity for anything from bad breath and alcohol to atmospheric gas levels," the spokeswoman said. "Some people take smelling good rather seriously." (รพ: Thing One)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me with this? The Germans are developing an odor sensitive device for cell phones. What will public transportation sound like in Munich. I'm betting it'll sound like a a scene from a "computers gone wild" horror movie. Perhaps they'll get a lesson in proper (American) hygiene.

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Lazygal said...

And from another reader:

"Wake me up when they make a phone that tells you when your fly's undone"