I have been reading about women who have experienced
harassment online [link].
This technology is a way to get your phone, and the phones
of others to say "no" for you if you feel intimidated or at
risk in a social situation. It automatically, politely, says "No
I'd rather not. time for me
to go." when it can tell you are
feeling bad about what is happening. This could be
particularly beneficial to introverts, timid people, the
hypnotically beautiful, and intoxicated persons.
Yep. this is a way to preset your "no" regarding sexual
consent even if you have been intoxicated or tripping. I
also describe a variation for when you enjoy what is
A phone that had something like a fiber optic fisheye lens
around the sides could monitor surroundings 360 degrees
without aiming it. Besides the phone the same effect
could be made with a digital watch or a camera necklace.
There is a truth detector based on digital thermography of
the face that is described at a patent (Anbar) as 99%
effective. Much less precision is used at this application.
I think that digital thermography technology, possibly
combined with voice stress analysis, could be used to
quantify how a person feels, their level of happiness or
distress, any fear or anger or more pleasantly that feeling
when two romantically interested people have that giddy
liking for each other.
So the phone can tell if you are having a great time or a
crummy time, and if you feel scared.
You have preset your phone to know "If I get 7/10
thermography upset make audio output say "Time to go".
At 8/10 it says "No, do not talk to me or touch me""
Meanwhile of course the person or persons you are with
have been continuously videoed on the watch and
uploaded to the cloud.
One version of this is where the phones of the other people
also have the app, so his phone actually says "stop now" or
custom messages via hotspot/bluetooth. Let's be fun and
have a group of people being high and groping at a party, if
just one of the people, Jessica, is detected as 7/10
unwilling to makeout lots of people's phones broadcast "Go
say hi to Jessica". The person Jessica would like to avoid
has a phone saying "Time to quit", and Jessica's phone says
"I refuse to be with you or talk with you further" or some
better tested psychological phrase that says zero consent.
Now besides saying no, the various people's phones could
also vibrate when things were going well. There's a kiss.
Her digital thermography notices she likes it. Her
potential lover's phone vibrates in their pocket, letting
them know her mood is very up. Good!
This could actually encourage romance and perhaps bring
courage to the timid. Also there could be an amusement
where people who are a little together make out and see if
they can get their phones to react pleasantly at
Upside:9/10. French kiss?
There are a few social novelties here. Startlingly, if the
phone is the one to say no, that makes interactions
between the people more permissive. Arm on the
shoulder; phone's quiet, things are ok. I'm not freaking her
out. Phone vibrates in the pocket; her mood is thrilled! try
a kiss! Take courage!
One thing is that this could spread to everywhere there are
phones, crossing cultural boundaries to create consent
based social interaction. An export of second wave
feminism to the developing world.