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Alberon

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How long until this is overwhelmed with porn?
« on: December 27, 2018, 11:40:34 AM »
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It's 08:00 GMT and I'm sitting silently in my lounge while a stranger watches me via my webcam.

I can see them too. In fact we've both agreed to spend the next 50 minutes spying on each other without saying a word.

We've never met before, but Jasmin - not her real name - and I have something in common: we're both trying to resist the many temptations of working from home and finally get some work done.

Our work date has been arranged by Focusmate - a new website that promises to stop you procrastinating by having another human hold you to account, just like your co-workers might in a real office.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46624137

You can report users for slacking or other bad behaviour, but I can see this easily catching on for porn users. I wonder if they have any plans in place for it?

BlodwynPig

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Re: How long until this is overwhelmed with porn?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2018, 11:46:08 AM »
Warching not working. Christ this is tiresome baby shite

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Re: How long until this is overwhelmed with porn?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2018, 11:49:55 AM »
Hello Hugh, I was just wondering if we're all drowning in porn?


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Re: How long until this is overwhelmed with porn?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 11:38:00 AM »
How can you productively work from home if you are meant to be watching someone else to make sure they work from home?

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Re: How long until this is overwhelmed with porn?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 03:21:53 PM »
How can you productively work from home if you are meant to be watching someone else to make sure they work from home?

Maybe it will become their actual paid job.

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Re: How long until this is overwhelmed with porn?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 03:24:54 PM »
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Every session starts with you each explaining what you're trying to achieve.

Jasmin is working on the next chapter of her book, and I'm catching up on my emails.

Everything about the interaction has been designed to make us both feel the pressure to work.

Fifty minutes of quiet tapping later, Jasmin and I say our goodbyes.

If you can't see what's on their computer screen how can you know they are working?


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"Willpower basically doesn't work," says Mr Jacobson.

"Even if your willpower is amazing, completely off the charts, in the modern world you're still contending with more distractions than you're built to handle."

Yeah - and a great many of those distractions are generally accessed via a computer.


I can see this having some value when the goal is something like "to clean my pigsty of a flat" but I can't see how it will be helpful to anybody to watch them simply sitting at their computer.

Re: How long until this is overwhelmed with porn?
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 05:02:40 PM »
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Willpower doesn't work.

That feels not entirely correct to me.

Re: How long until this is overwhelmed with porn?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 06:02:35 PM »
Maybe it will become their actual paid job.

Why not pay them to do your job instead of nagging you into doing it?