‘Smart’ ice cubes chew you out for drinking too much

We live in a world that is increasingly made up of inanimate objects that want to tell us what to do and how to do it. And they’re connected to the Internet, so they’ll sell you up the river if you don’t do what you’re supposed to. It’s enough to drive a man to drink!

Yeah… bad news, hoss. Now there are ice cubes that will cut you off.

Well, they won’t cut you off. But they will use various sensors to determine how much you’re drinking and alert you if you go beyond a pre-set limit:

Encased in food-safe gelatin, the device uses an accelerometer, timer, and a few other gimmicks to track your frequency of sips. If they turn red, you’ve had too much. They’re even programmed to text friends if you’re wasted. Oh, they also pulse in time with nearby music.

To be fair, as the creator points out, if you lose track of your drinking you can be at serious risk. Still, we’re not sure we need a nag sitting at the bottom of our glass. Really, what’s wrong with the traditional method of picking fights and tripping over yourself.

Oh, right, that whole “serious risk” thing. OK, maybe these are a good idea after all.

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