This will decimate the birth rate
Financial incentives for prolonged bouts of vigorous wrist movement
Singapore and Apple have cooked up a scheme that will see the city-state’s citizens rewarded with gift vouchers if they wear the Apple Watch as part of a national health promotion programme. To score any rewards Singaporeans will need to download and use an Apple Watch app called LumiHealth that delivers “weekly activity goals …
I have a 3 series, it was a gift, I’d never have bought one myself. It’s still supported by the last OS update. The previous generation may be supported as well, I have no idea. Older versions stopped being supported at last year’s version. The odds are that you get 3 to 5 years use before it can no longer be updated to the latest OS, plus a year or two of security updates, and then possibly another year before you can no longer have it connect to more modern iOS devices and/or Macs, and that’ll be it.
Thinking of it as "undoing the good work" is the wrong way around. One of the reasons I work out regularly and keep myself in good health is so I can eat and drink pretty much whatever I want without worrying about it.
I figure "everything in moderation" is a good rule, so long as the definition of "moderation" includes special occasions where I might drink myself into a near stupor and/or eat as many calories in a day as I'd normally consume in three. You just can't do those things too often, but if you felt you could never do them life wouldn't be worth living.
I want to know how much Apple has provided to Singapore's funds or to the funds of its legislators to get this to happen. It sounds as if they now have Singaporean taxpayers covering the purchase of their products while their competitors whose devices could do the same thing get nothing. I want to know how expensive buying a flood of Singaporean money is just in case I ever start a company and want to get more customers.
My experience of these voucher-reward schemes is that the participating outlets are usually tacky chains that I don't use, e.g. Subway, Café Nero, Nando's, or some tat-shops selling expensive soap and freshly-knitted aardvark cosies. I don't think I've ever actually gained from them.
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