From: Keith Wootten
Subject: Re: Tracker implant for children - Real or Fake?
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Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 21:17:28 +0100
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In message <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."
Kevin Warwick is an excellent publicist who has done a great job for
Reading's cybernetics department. He's dynamic, enthusiastic, and, in
my opinion, a complete nutter.
He's one of those rare people who can interest the man on the Clapham
omnibus in science, but we should not take his pronouncements too