Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Problem with the Electronic Communications Ban

I was thinking about the stupid electronic communications ban that was a poorly planned reactionary public policy enacted by city council recently.

And there's a big fat hole in the policy that needs to be addressed.

Wearable technology.

Smart watches for those of you that don't know what I'm talking about.

Smart watches let you view your calendar, read your email, or even send and receive text messages.

Right now council members have to turn in their cell phones to Richarda's easter box during the meeting. But your cell phone only has to be in range of your watch for you to send and receive messages. Most smart watches have an option set up for default replies.

You can basically set it up to give you the option for just about any reply to a text message you want in addition to the default replies that already exist like "yes""no""brb"on my way""talk later" etc.

So you could customize just about anything like this for example:

See how easy that is?

And no one would be the wiser because its on the wrist like a watch. Now I don't know if anyone on council even has a smart watch yet, they are kind of expensive, but it wouldn't surprise me if any of them did.

You might want to re-work that policy there city council.

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