[extropy-chat] PRIVACY: GPS darts

Dan Clemmensen dgc at cox.net
Tue Apr 20 19:06:24 UTC 2004

This has to be a spoof.
   -- The picture of the rifle itself looks bogus.
   -- The picture of the chip and its capsule shows a unit that is far 
too large to be implanted with only "mosquito-like" consequences.
   -- Such a device would need both a GPS receiver and some sort of 
transmitter. It the transmitter cannot reach more than (say) 50 feet, 
then GPS is irrelevant: you can just triangulate on the transmitter.
   -- Micro-scale devices cannot in general transmit or receive radio 
waves. You need an antenna of the correct size, and that size is at 
least a few centimeters.

Mike Lorrey wrote:

>The ID SNIPERTM rifle designed by EMPIRE NORTH 
>What is the ID SNIPERTM rifle?
>It is used to implant a GPS-microchip in the body of a human being,
>using a high powered sniper rifle as the long distance injector. The
>microchip will enter the body and stay there, causing no internal
>damage, and only a very small amount of physical pain to the target. It
>will feel like a mosquito-bite lasting a fraction of a second. At the
>same time a digital camcorder with a zoom-lense fitted within the scope
>will take a high-resolution picture of the target. This picture will be
>stored on a memory card for later image-analysis. 
>Why use the ID SNIPERTM rifle?
>As the urban battlefield grows more complex and intense, new ways of
>managing and controlling crowds are needed. The attention of the media
>changes the rules of the game. Sometimes it is difficult to engage the
>enemy in the streets without causing damage to the all important image
>of the state. Instead EMPIRE NORTH suggests to mark and identify a
>suspicious subject on a safe distance, enabeling the national law
>enforcement agency to keep track on the target through a satellite in
>the weeks to come.
>The ID SNIPERTM rifle was presented by Empire North in Beijing at the
>China Police 2002 exhibition. 
>Mike Lorrey
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