Motorola Patents Feng Shui Phone

Motorola's patent application for a Feng Shui measuring phone leaves us drinking our two-week-too-old milk in hopes that it will spurt us back into the real world. Alas, it's not to be.

Moto's new theoretical phone will have:

  • Three-dimensional Hall-effect sensor for measuring the strength of electromagnetic fields and to form a compass to determine the geographic direction in which the main wall of the house faces.
  • Digital camera to determine color saturation, order and balance of the surroundings.
  • GPS receiver to determine geographic location of the phone.
  • The coordinates are then sent to the GIS databse through wireless network to to get the information about the surroundings of the location, e.g. the distance from the undesirable sites such as major airports, landfills, and factories.
  • Cellphone microphone is used to measure noise level of the location.
  • AM/FM radio to measure the AM and FM transmission strength and the distance form nearest AM/FM towers.
  • The table with the chi values of each parameter is stored in phones memory and is used for calculation of chi values of different parameters.

After having our faith in humanity questioned by the Smell-o-phone and the Shock-o-phone, you'd think we would be impervious to questionable patents by now.

Motorola's Feng Shui Phone [Unwired View]