MIT develops shocking device to curb Facebook addiction

Vyralize: The ‘Pavlov Poke’ device was developed as a way to deliver minor electric shocks to those who used Facebook for too long a period of time.

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cyclindk2858d ago (Edited 2858d ago )

Pffff... MIT, I had this idea for an alarm clock years ago, don't look like it'll take off so I don't mind sharing it.

The Shock Clock (wireless device), little wrist band included that gives you enough of a zap to have your forearm tense up until you go across the room to physically turn the clock off, idea being, to prevent you (people like) me from "sleep" turning the alarm off.

I was gonna enroll at MIT until I found out I didn't have the references, GPA, or aptitude really to be admitted, even though being a genius should be an auto-admit.

360ICE2858d ago (Edited 2858d ago )

I actually had a very similar invention in mind once. I called it the Shock Band - an invention that was going to help you sleep. What you did was that you tied a band around your head and it recognised neural patterns in your brain so that it would know when you had fallen asleep. Of course, if you didn't fall asleep immediately it would after a while start delivering stronger and stronger electroshocks, until you eventually fell asleep.

Long story short, I sold the patent to the State of Texas.

cyclindk2858d ago

My great uncle used that once, it worked, once... on him anyway.

cell9892858d ago

Was it really worth selling?

fatstarr2857d ago

lmao its like the rat and the cheese.