A cultural centre in Amsterdam has installed sensors in its toilets that tell users if they’re taking too much time.

The sensors, linked to a computer called Private room 02, have been installed at the Cultural Centre De Balie.

Toilet users will also be given a reminder if they fail to flush the toilet, smoke, don’t put up the toilet seat, or use to much toilet paper.

Inventor Leonard Van Munster said if sensors in the toilet feel someone is trying to make a mess, they’ll be warned to leave it tidy, says the nu.nl website.

He added: “The computer has developed its own moods. Sometimes he doesn’t say anything, but will then suddenly start to sigh.

“And when someone is spending a lot of time in the little room, one can hear him make funny remarks such as ‘Do you know that during this 50 minutes you’ve spent in the toilet, 50 people have died in wars all over the world?'”, Van Munster added.

He said he’s also working with a number of others to compose a special beat for people on the toilet. “I want them to feel at ease in the little room.”

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