From: Mike Poulton
Subject: Re: Tracker implant for children - Real or Fake?
Date: 8 Sep 2002 21:23:56 GMT
Organization: MTP Technologies
On 08 Sep 2002, Paul Honigmann said:
> www.oxloc.com already make mini trackers for animals and (a mate there
> tells me) following various media scares in the UK, have received
> enquiries for tracking peoples' kids, which they generally considered
> Very Sad. Nevertheless the website says they're working on it
> (possibly for prisoners rather than kids, I dunno).
> This is very new tech indeed, just months old. As I understand it,
> they integrated an ARM processor and a GPS transceiver onto a lump of
> silicon, thus creating a very low power, small size beast which is
> tomorrow's 1984 - today. Be Afraid. Imagine if your boss could track
> you wherever you were. No more quick smokes behind the bike shed.
> Somewhere on their website they used to have a page showing a dynamic
> display of a field of sheep. You could actually see where the sheep
> were, in real time!
Various animal tracking technologies have been around for awhile.
Real-time GPS transmission is new, though, AFAIK. None of these are
implantable, however, and they require dedicated receivers with high
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