For many of us, getting up in the morning is a challenge of Herculean proportions. The snooze button has become an enemy, one that we helplessly press over and over until we are most certainly going to be late for work. But would we make it on time if instead of more sleep the snooze button delivered an electric shock? Technology company Pavlok seems to think so, which is why they have announced the Shock Clock, a wristband that does precisely that.
The Shock Clock is the latest Pavlok product that uses shocks, in a form of aversion therapy, to rid the user of an undesirable habit. The habit in this case is of course continually arriving to work 20 minutes late, and the idea is that the Shock Clock will permanently fix your brain on a timely morning schedule. Using the accompanying app, you can choose a gradual alarm process of vibrations, tones and light shocks, or delve straight to electrocuting yourself awake. Shocks may wake you up on time, but it seems like you may start your day a little grumpier than usual.
The project is still in the process of being crowdfunded with release slated for this September, but you can already donate to the Shock Clock’s Indiegogo.
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