Whitney Kimball on an intriguing use of technology. To drive humans to the brink.
Major manufacturing and shipping companies are asking their manual laborers to strap on motion sensors ostensibly for their own safety, vibrating on their chests to alert them to potentially hazardous bends and twists. Employers then inspect workers’ every move, opening an obvious path to intensive micro-surveillance of their productivity.
Data collected lets management know how far they can push employees before they break.