From: Robert Baer
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Subject: Re: Tracker implant for children - Real or Fake?
Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2002 07:05:51 GMT
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Reinier Gerritsen wrote:
> "Phil Harrison" schreef in bericht
> > In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Reinier Gerritsen
> > writes
> > >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"
> > http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/54/27003.html
> > (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.
Of *COURSE* the author says it is "impossible"; it was undoubtedly
funded by the US government, and they do not want to let the cat out of
the bag concerning their plans for what i will call a "universal ID".
BTW, if one was looking, there was an article in a newspaper that this
had already been done.
As an electronic technician, i can tell you that it can easily be done
with available components.
The device could be made to transmit on a continual basis, but that is
too obvious and too easy to detect; so it is made to transmit only on
Such a thing is an electronic equivalent to the numbers tattoed on
individuals in German concentration camps by the Nazis - and is just as
dangerous; reminds one of the Biblical warning of the Mark of the Beast.