From: Mike Poulton
Subject: Re: Tracker implant for children - Real or Fake?
Date: 6 Sep 2002 16:48:52 GMT
Organization: MTP Technologies
On 06 Sep 2002, reinier.I_HATE_SPAM.gerritsen@NO_SPAMchampionchip.nl
(Reinier Gerritsen) said:
> I don't believe this story. As far as I know, it is impossible to make
> a GSM compatible transceiver and a battery and an antenna in such a
> small volume. If I see the problems to be "ironed out", it cannot be
> done in just a few months. *Maybe* you can fit it all in a tiny glass
> tube, but the battery will be drained in a few hours at best.
> Any comments?
I was thinking the same things when I read the article. It doesn't seem
technologically feasible at this point. Humans attenuate RF very well,
so any implanted transmitter will require lots of power to be receivable
at any significant distance. Perhaps the duty cycle is really low, but
it still seems impractical. Charging would have to be by induction, and
would probably take awhile. Defeating it would be simple, if the
kidnapper knew it were there hand had any electrical knowledge. A short
burst of high power microwaves would fry it, or a few wraps of aluminum
foil would shield it -- either way, it wouldn't work. This does not
seem like a good idea to me from a techical/engineering/medical/economic
standpoint, not to mention a social one. I don't even want to get into
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