From: Keith R. Williams
Subject: Re: Tracker implant for children - Real or Fake?
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 21:15:20 -0400
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> 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
> gain antenna.
And a collar around the "victim". The first "tracker" I heard
about for humans was to be built into jewelry. Good plan. The
bad guy strips off the jewelry and attaches it to a passing car,
Yes, I'm skeptical. Interested, but still skeptical.