25 March 2008

Calling Gloria Steinem

It's a sad day for personal freedom... but local Dads are apparently ecstatic...

Researchers at Indiana University's school of medicine plan to use cellphones to track the movements of 160 14- to 16-year-old girls over the course of a year in an effort to better understand the connection between specific locations and bad behaviour.

"If we know there's an area of town where an adolescent girl is more likely to engage in some sort of risky behaviour, then we could potentially program those phones to deliver an intervention," Sarah Wiehe said.
I'm not sure what they mean by "intervention"... maybe something akin to the electric shock collars you can get for training your dog not to stray off the property?
The study, which will take place in Indianapolis, is scheduled to wrap up in 2010. It will compare the girls' geographic location with their reported activities, such as smoking and having sex.
Now, from what I seem to remember about my youngest sister's 'teenage antics'... somebody at Indiana U had better be working on a 'taser phone'.

Mrs. Neo suspects this may be a case of 'available technology' driving this particular course of research... pointing out that these devices will likely lack a "backseat alarm"... and suggests that researchers might want to start fine-tuning their "brain-reading hairband devices" instead.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Been a long while since I was a teen, but from what I remember, the more a place was "out of bounds", the more popular it became."

"Do they really want to draw, literally, a map for them?"
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8 comments:

James Goneaux said...

Been a long while since I was a teen, but from what I remember, the more a place was "out of bounds", the more popular it became. Do they really want to draw, literally, a map for them?

Neo Conservative said...

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the fruit of the forbidden phone, as it were.

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Wonder Woman said...

When my son discovered that I had the "seek and find" feature on his phone (which I paid for), he asked me what I would do, if he simply left it at home...

Neo Conservative said...

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you're paying the freight?

ask him how he likes having a phone at all... he'll see the light.

you can't save people from themselves... but sometimes you just do what you can.

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Anonymous said...

neo...I like your parenting style!

Some of my friends were discussing throwing their teens in a deep freeze...this sound more reasonable...

Aaron said...

Why not brain implants, sending only positive thoughts: work, work, work, pay taxes, work, work, work, die.

Neo Conservative said...

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"Aaron said... Why not brain implants, sending only positive thoughts"

that, my friend... is called the liberal party platform.

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TonyGuitar said...

Parking by the water. * Submarine watching zone.

Windows get steamed and no subs can be seen, then a tapping on the window.

RCMP birth control wants to see your driver*s license and registration.

Cell phone has been turned off for hours. = TG