Amazon just patented some creepy “Black Mirror”-esque tracking wristbands

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Amazon has been granted patents for wristbands that would allow for “ultrasonic tracking of a worker’s hands” to monitor performance using “haptic feedback,” which sounds like something straight out of Black Mirror.
The new patents, first spotted by GeekWire, are ostensibly for wristbands that Amazon employees would wear, which work in conjunction with ultrasonic devices strategically placed around Amazon’s warehouses. If the worker’s hands move to the wrong item, the bracelet will buzz, pretty much like an invisible fence used for dog training. Not only do the tracking devices monitor inventory, but they also make sure workers are performing at optimum speed. It’s all to ensure that Amazon Prime customers get their paper towels and Ayn Rand paperbacks as quickly as possible.
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