From: Phil Harrison
Subject: Re: Tracker implant for children - Real or Fake?
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 17:39:27 +0100
Organization: Generac International
Reply-To: Phil Harrison
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 16:42:03 +0000 (UTC)
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In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Reinier Gerritsen
>In the Brittish newspaper The Guardian (www.guardian.co.uk, Sept 3,
>2002) there was an article "Girl to get tracker implant to ease
>I want to start a discussion about the technology, *not* about ethics.
>Some parts of the article:
>"Danielle Duval (11-year-old) will have the device implanted in her
>arm in the next few months. The miniature chip will apperently send a
>signal via a mobile phone network to a computer, wich will be able to
>pinpoint her location on a map."
>"Professor Kevin Warwick (cybernetics department ar Reading
>University) said there were a few technological problems to be ironed
>out, including exactly how to recharge the chip's battery, but he
>expected Danielle to be fitted with the device, under local
>anaesthetic by a doctor, in a few months."
"Kid-chipper Cap Cyborg reported to police, social services"
(I know you didn't want to discuss the ethics, but the article includes
a discussion on the technical feasibility of this chip)