Miniature Know-It-All Computer Referees Plan To Take Over NFL

Fed up with controversy surrounding inconclusive replays, the NFL is exploring the possibility of putting microchips in balls, goal lines and first down markers in order to let computers decide whether touchdowns and first downs are valid.

The league is staying mum on the talks, but a representative from Cairos Technologies confirmed the talk to Reuters.

“Yes, we are talking. There is a demand in American Football,” the sales director said.

Do you think the added technology would improve the game or worsen it by robbing close calls of the human element?

NFL in discussions about using chip-in-ball technology [Reuters via Engadget]