Thanks for the really constructive feedb…

Thanks for the really constructive feedback! Basically all of the references are directly from Orwell’s 1984 including the product’s name. And I was definitely inspired by the use of this technology in China (including their social monitoring system). It’s a bit dystopian but at the same time, the Americans have had serious debates about arming teachers, so I can imagine a product like this being used in the future. We already have CCTV and ID requirements in most high schools and I know some schools (in the U.S.) have metal detectors/security guards. You have a really valid point in that if teacher time is already undervalued, why would administrators spend money on getting such a product to help teachers. I don’t think you are cynical at all, it’s just kind of sad to think that is the state of public education. Perhaps the better angle to approach this would be as security feature in a schools. A way to help reduce school based violence and crimes…