October 16, 2007

Big Brother is watching you eat!

First was the reality show that spawned countless versions around the world. Now the country that brought you Big Brother provides a new eating experience. The Restaurant of the Future at the University of Wageningen, Holland, is part of a research experiment which is trying to understand how subtle changes such as light, d├ęcor and service may affect your appetite. Customers and restaurant staff are surveilled by cameras installed at different points in the premises and scientists occasionally alter one element or another to see if - and how - people react to the changes. Read the article , watch a news story about it and tell us: would you mind being watched by cameras while you eat?

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