[extropy-chat] rfid can be OK

Extropian Agroforestry Ventures Inc. megao at sasktel.net
Sat Apr 10 20:04:40 UTC 2004

As long as you keep a strong sense of personal identity I agree that the
benefits outweigh the nuisance factors.

In fact since the "connectivity revolution" ,  I think people have
actually been able to
disconnect themselves from the world more effectively when that is


Spike wrote:

> 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..."
> spike
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