Wednesday, June 6, 2018

“The power of the soldiers to endure the fatigue of the march and keep their places in the ranks was greatly enhanced by an opportunity to brew a cup of coffee by the wayside.”
– Captain Robert K. Beecham –

Department of Defense researchers have crafted an algorithm designed to optimize caffeine dosage that tells us when and how much coffee to consume. The program reportedly “improve(d) alertness by up to 64 percent, while consuming the same total amount of caffeine.” With plans to license the algorithm for commercial use, don’t be surprised if your next computer resurrects Clippy (everyone’s least favorite Microsoft Assistant) to periodically berate you to drink more coffee.