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A ringtone that waits until there is a break in conversation to interrupt
This ringtone uses the microphone to listen to ambient
sound, and waits for a break in conversation to ring. It could
also just slip the ring into any silent space in the background
sound. YOu might even program something in like, "wait
until there has been one second of relative silence to
and then if you get interrupted say, 'oh, excuse me.' "
[JesusHChrist, Mar 07 2013]
||No. It just won't work if you need to get a call whilst in the train station or supermarket, or anywhere there is continuous noise.
||Enter the SmartRingtone, which, upon alert from the
PoliteRingtone system, would kick in, record the ambient
sound and play a mirror image of it that is optimized to
sound as opposite to it as possible -- or even, in the case of
an intelligent agent, play an augmented version back to the
environment while listening for changes and incorporating
them -- like stuttering-modifying softwares. So if someone
won't stop talking the SmartRingtone would pay them back
to themselves slightly delayed until the person starts to
modify themselves in response to the ring, at which point
the SmartRingtone could start to make them say stuff, or at
least in the first few versions say unintelligible stuff, much
like what I just said.