Concsience pricker
October 8, 2003 5:28 PM   Subscribe

WiFi-SM is "a Wi-Fi-capable patch you stick on your body so you can feel painful shocks whenever news stories are published containing keywords that you enter into the software". (via Mikes List) Who needs this when we have MetaFilter?...
posted by marvin (11 comments total)
Now we just need to make wearing one compulsory for all MeFi users and set it to stun them if they try to post anything about politics.
posted by dg at 5:36 PM on October 8, 2003

What's the German word for world pain again? Weldheimertz? Weldschmartz? Ach! I can't remember.
posted by namespan at 5:46 PM on October 8, 2003

I'd buy it.
posted by punishinglemur at 5:47 PM on October 8, 2003

That beats the pants off Google News Alerts. It reminds me of the Empathy Box from "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep."
posted by inksyndicate at 5:47 PM on October 8, 2003

I think mother will let me have a dog....."
posted by clavdivs at 5:53 PM on October 8, 2003

"....or at least a gerbal"
posted by clavdivs at 5:56 PM on October 8, 2003

you know, if they really made these, they could just fake it by having the device in constant shock mode. theres always pain in the world!
posted by Satapher at 6:16 PM on October 8, 2003

namespan: weltschmerz
posted by mr_roboto at 8:22 PM on October 8, 2003

Watch my schadenfreude.
posted by dhartung at 8:47 PM on October 8, 2003

Maybe this explains the twinge of pain I feel whenever the keyword "Microsoft" appears in the news.
posted by mmoncur at 2:06 AM on October 9, 2003

I'd watch your schadenfreudian slip closer...
posted by i_cola at 2:53 AM on October 9, 2003

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