/. [GPS-tracked Clothing]
justin-cypherpunks at soze.net
Sun May 29 12:28:59 PDT 2005
On 2005-05-29T18:46:43+0200, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> Link: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/05/29/1547234
> Posted by: CmdrTaco, on 2005-05-29 16:07:00
> from the finally-i-have-to-ask-why dept.
> Anil Kandangath writes "A Japanese firm has shown off new
> technology that enables GPS units to be embedded in clothing that
> will enable the wearer to be tracked continuously. The device is thin
> enough to be tacked on unobtrusively and is powered by a thin watch
As opposed to a thick watch battery?
> It is also capable of taking biometric measurements and
> transmitting them PCs and handheld devices.
Is that english? I don't think the device transmits PCs and handheld
devices to biometric measurements.
> Though marketed as a device to enable people to keep track of
> spouses, how long before such technology becomes intrusive in our
> lives?" Like tracking your spouse is ok?. What a world!
I know that isn't english, and it's only marginally coherent.
I would much rather read a summary written by someone literate.
> 1. http://www.ecogito.net/anil
I don't see it.
> 2. http://forgetmenotpanties.contagiousmedia.org/
> 3. http://forgetmenotpanties.contagiousmedia.org/sensatech.html
Uh huh. This looks like a joke or a scam. Even if it's not, I have a
hard time believing that a girlfriend/wife/daughter is not going to
notice that in her panties, and I doubt sufficiently miniaturized GPS
receivers could be made for so little money.
Perhaps that's why Anil seems to have removed the entry in his blog?
Do you now understand why I hate redistribution of slashdot stories?
Unable to correct the source of the indignity to the Negro, [the Phoenix,
AZ public accommodations law prohibiting racial discrimination] redresses
the situation by placing a separate indignity on the proprietor. ... The
unwanted customer and the disliked proprietor are left glowering at one
another across the lunch counter. -William "Strom" Rehnquist, 1964-06-15
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