From: "Frithiof Andreas Jensen"
Subject: Re: Tracker implant for children - Real or Fake?
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 15:42:31 +0200
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"John Woodgate" wrote in message
> Please explain how this could be used to locate an abducted child.
If witnesses saw a child being gobbled up by a large dog, the dog may be
identified .... ;-)
It cannot be used, I merely pointed out that commercial ID implants already
exist - if one had to use them to prevent crime it would mean: Tagging the
whole population, Covering the country with "scan-points" and in general
follow the movement of everybody, always. (Or tagging known criminals etc.)
In either case, methods will quickly evolve to defeat the system; rendering
it a useful tool for a police state wishing to control it's citizens, but
merely a small annoyance to real criminals - as most "surveillance
legislation" turns out.
I think there is some unhealthy (necrophilic?) fascination involved when
someone gleefully suggests implanting stuff in people without a medical
need - The proposed "solution" would use a cell-phone for radio access; If
this was a 3G (UMTS/GPRS) device, the implant would be absolutely
unneccesary, except to satiate "Dr. Cyborgs" fantasies, since the phone can
be tracked to an accuracy of about 3 meter using the radio network itself!