[extropy-chat] PRIVACY: GPS darts

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 20 19:56:14 UTC 2004

Yes, the picture of the rifle looks like a comic book writers fetish.
However, my point of posting this is that any tech realistic enough to
spoof well is close enough to the edge of current day tech reality that
it is just around the corner. If he had done the gun design better he
might have spoofed more people.

That he received such an enthusiastic audience in China for the concept
he was spoofing is pretty indicative of where things are headed.

while radio requires at least a few centimeters, a real GPS dart could
easily penetrate more than a few centimeters, trailing a flexible
antenna. The GPS chip itself is getting smaller  and smaller, and can
easily be powered by a coil drawing on ambient radio noise.

--- Dan Clemmensen <dgc at cox.net> wrote:
> 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:
> >http://www.backfire.dk/EMPIRENORTH/newsite/products_en001.htm
> >
> >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
> >Chairman, Free Town Land Development
> >"Live Free or Die, Death is not the Worst of Evils."
> >                                       - Gen. John Stark
> >Sado-Mikeyism: http://mikeysoft.zblogger.com
> >
> >
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Mike Lorrey
Chairman, Free Town Land Development
"Live Free or Die, Death is not the Worst of Evils."
                                       - Gen. John Stark
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