Thursday, June 19, 2008

Keeping You On A Short Leash


A Rhode Island school district has announced a pilot program to monitor student movements by means of radio frequency identification (RFID) chips implanted in their schoolbags. The Middletown School District, in partnership with MAP Information Technology Corp., has launched a pilot program to implant RFID chips into the schoolbags of 80 children at the Aquidneck School. Each chip would be programmed with a student identification number, and would be read by an external device installed in one of two school buses. The buses would also be fitted with global positioning system (GPS) devices.
How long before this "program" is extended to all citizens?

4 Comments:

At 8:43 AM, June 23, 2008 , Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

"How long before this "program" is extended to all citizens?"

Just as soon as we Jews can implement it.

 
At 9:52 AM, June 23, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need that RFID chip on my remote control and car keys.

Nothing surprises me anymore. There's always hope for sanity though.

MrSleep

 
At 3:19 PM, June 23, 2008 , Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

I thought your people were from St. Louis Captain.

 
At 11:36 AM, June 27, 2008 , Blogger chad said...

Hey Insurgent,
It's chad...
Guess what, I finished residency.
You know what that means. I'm returning to the blogosphere.

Do me a favor and go to my page and send me an email so that I have your email address. I need for an important distribution list before I go to Africa.

chad

Oh yeah, regarding this technology, I saw a fascinating documentary about Brazil and the kidnapping industry. Rich folks down there are getting two of these RFID or GPS devices implanted. The first one is to throw off the kidnappers who will cut it out and the second is implanted somewhere more difficult to detect.
I can't say the technology of unique identifying biochips is evil as no technology is inherently evil. We just recognize the potential for harm, but it's up to our society to prevent those harmful implementations. Unfortunately, society's track record with non-harmful implementation of technology is poor.

"I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results."
~Alfred Nobel
Inventor of dynamite

 

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