Stress doesn’t arise suddenly. Often it emerges gradually, like a creeping barrage. So by the time you even realise you’re stressed, it’s too late, German artillery is falling upon Allied trenches and you’re chain-smoking roll-ups while crying in the shower and listening Limp Bizkit ‘Break Stuff’. But now your smartwatch can ensure you never reach that point.
Google unveiled the new-and-improved Pixel Watch 2 this week. It comes with all manner of AI-boosted algorithms and sensors that can detect signs of stress such as heart rate, changes in skin temperature, and whether or not you’re gluing yourself to the road because you’re depressed about what the weather might be like in 30 years’ time.
If the watch notices these signs, whether it’s positive stress like excitement or negative stress, it will send the wearer a notification so they can act accordingly by either firing their gun into the air or punching a hole through their wall. Handy. Although I’m not sure I need a watch telling me I’m pissed off. Feels like it could be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Plus it’ll make healthy emotional repression that bit more challenging.Read Original Story