I mean, come on. What about this is not cyberpunk? I’m starting to think I should make a page on this site just for Amazon news.
In any case, the patents were filed back in 2016 and Amazon finally won them this week. Supposedly the wristbands will give little vibrations to make sure the workers’ hands are doing the right things. And you know, in another year or two we’ll probably hear about the wristbands giving painful shocks to workers that are slacking off.
We’re not here to plagiarize, just to curate evidence of Present Punk: click here for a link to the Guardian article that goes into more detail. If you haven’t run out of free articles, or if you’re just rich, here’s a NYT article about the same thing.