By attaching electrodes to regular
eating utensils, inventor James Larsson has created knives and forks
that can pick up on whether the person across the table feels
uncomfortable or pleased.
Larsson hopes to help those who have difficulty reading signals such as
body language from their date. "Geeks have major challenges dating," he
says. The device analyses data from the cutlery to provide information
about how their dinner companion is feeling.
I doubt this will help; if you need the cutlery your own banter is probably falling flat. My query is how and where business negotiations will take place, once these technologies are widely available. And hey guys, let’s play poker over my house tonight…
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