From: "Reinier Gerritsen"
Subject: Re: Tracker implant for children - Real or Fake?
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 22:53:53 +0200
Organization: Planet Internet
Reply-To: "Reinier Gerritsen"
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"Phil Harrison" schreef in bericht
> 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
> >parent's fears."
> >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)
> Phil Harrison
Thanks, that's an interesting article. The author also claims it is
impossible at the moment.