Italy: Manufacturer uses tech to monitor workers’ social-distancing

Italy: Manufacturer uses tech to monitor workers’ social-distancing
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[Ed. – This could go off the rails in so many ways.  Sorry, but mankind is not religious and moral enough to handle this level of “monitoring” power over each other.]

Simone Mela never dreamed that a traffic light would determine when he could take a bathroom break in the factory where he works. But in the world according to coronavirus, that is the new normal. …

A yellow and green traffic light system was installed to keep the bathrooms safe. Workers flick a switch as they enter or leave the bathroom and the colour of the light tells those who want to enter if they can or have to wait. …

Employees scan an app onto their smartphones and clip a small white device on to their work clothes.

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It vibrates if they get too close to another worker and simultaneously sends a signal to a computer database.

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