[extropy-chat] rfid again again
dgc at cox.net
Sat Apr 10 21:00:45 UTC 2004
>Recall I am one of those silly wackos with zeeerooo
>concern about loss of privacy. No wait, that is an under-
>statement, I *want* to lose privacy. I want to register
>with the local merchant, place RFID in my clothing,
>have their computer detect my entrance, make an
>educated guess as to what I want based on my purchasing
>pattern, have their computer screen greet me and tell me about
>any sales on those and related items and which isle to find
>the stuff thats on sale. I want them to share that info
>with other stores of the same chain too, in fact that is
>where it would be most useful: I already know where the
>stuff is in my own Orchard Supply Hardware and Fry's
>Electronics. I want them to send my purchase history
>info over to the OSH and Fry's in Palo Alto, Sunnyvale
>and Santa Clara. If I accidentally pick up some DVD+
>disks, I want a note to come up at the cash register:
>"SPIKE! You have DVD MINUS! These wont work..."
>If anyone ever steals my credit card and tries to use
>it, I want a flag to go up at the register:
>"Cashier, the owner of this credit card always has three or
>four RFIDs on his person. We detect none on this customer.
>Is he naked? If not, is he six feet tall, blonde,
>125 pounds? If not, it's bogus or stolen card.
>Call security immediately..."
This scenario would make more sense to me if I had control of the
data. I could say to Fry's "you are free to collect this data: send it
to my repository." I would also say to Fry's" You are free to access my
repository." Fry's could agree, or not. Fry's (and any other party with
have an agreement) could add signed (but not encrypted) entries into my
repository. Note my repository is resident where I say it is, not where
or the government, or anybody else says it is.
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