From: John Devereux
Subject: Re: Tracker implant for children - Real or Fake?
Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 19:35:53 +0100
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>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.
AIUI, the *vast majority* of these cases (abductions,
molestations, killings etc) are in fact done by the actual
parents or relatives, rather than strangers.
So what is actually needed are devices worn by *both*
parents and children. The devices would radio an alarm to
the authorities if children ever get within a certain range.
The coding scheme needs to be such that all adult family
member known to the child can be recognized. The most
straightforward way to implement this would be to simply
allocate each member of the population a serial number.
Everyone would be implanted, at birth, with a chip
broadcasting their number. An EEPROM in the childs implanted
chip would need to store a list of the serial numbers of all
adult family members known to the child. Any such detected
approaching would trigger an alert to the police.
In the interests of fostering a loving family environment,
(getting to know ones parents etc.), the alert could be
temporarily disabled by a signal broadcast by an authorized
state representative, who could be present at meetings of
child and parents, visiting grandpa etc.