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Our Freedom to Doze Off Now in Danger

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The training technology company Mindflash recently revealed a feature for iPads that prevents student inattentiveness during an online course. Facial recognition software notices a user looking away (or, worse, falling asleep) and thus pauses the course at that point until the eager learner re-engages the screen. Mindflash assured reporters the program has more serious uses, such as treatment of autism and Alzheimer's disease.

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