No cell phone-toting teenager left behind

motorola-a845-120.jpegA pilot study from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis suggests that teens should be equipped with GPS-enabled cell phones so that their location and behavior can be tracked at all times. That way, a researcher suggests, when a teen comes close to taking a dangerous health risk, technology could come to the rescue.

“If teens are most likely to drink right after school, for example, they could receive a timely text message that encourages health behavior,” the story says. Which of course they would immediately read and obey, because that’s what teens tend to do when they’re drunk.

Yes, kids, with the right combination of surveillance and SMS, mobile communications could save your life. Assuming the radiation doesn’t kill you first.

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