Subject: Re: Tracker implant for children - Real or Fake?
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 07:44:37 +0100
Organization: Nysalor Seminary for Unrepentant Riddlers
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 17:19:28 +0000 (UTC)
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Seems to me that when people attach radio trackers to animals they do it
OUTSIDE the body. And the article in Sunday's newspaper showing a
tracker showed it as a wristband. (With built in GPS thing, panic
button, and... atomic clock. Um, methinks someone with an Arts degree is
getting pretentious. Get back behind that MacDonalds counter!)
I missed the point earlier - the original question was is it possible to
do with an IMPLANT. I think it's been fairly conclusively shown to be
No, without an external power supply which would be removable thus
removing the point.
Listening to the radio there was more on this issue. I suspect that
there is a scientist somewhere in the UK who is working on putting
passive tags inside people. These are already sold via vets for pets,
and ork on the principle that they aren't powered but pick up power as
they pass a specialised transmitter and re-radiate back a code.
So if a child molester scans his abductee through a supermarket checkout
or clothes shop, he will be spotted. Brilliant! Why not just do it the
old fashioned way and tattoo a barcode on the kids' foreheads? Worked
for me - no one ever abducted me, can't imagine why.
Rant, rant, rant. OK doctor I'll come quietly.