Tuesday, April 07, 2009

LoJack for People?! WTF!

No matter how many time you say it to yourself to help sleep at night, or how many times you have dismissed Saunders' MallCity as paranoid or simplistic, you have to look at this article he just sent with the comments "Then, they'll say that it needs to be a chip, so that it can't be lost or removed...then, we have Mallcity 14."

Because what we are raving about this evening my friends is from the company that gave us the anti theft device LoJack has ported the idea to people.

From the article in Natural News
  • ...has developed an analogous system to track patients with Alzheimer's disease or other conditions that might lead them to become easily lost.
  • LoJack SafetyNet consists of a Personal Locator Beacon wristband that gives off a radio signal capable of being detected even inside buildings, densely wooded forests or in the middle of large bodies of water. The signal can be detected by search-and-rescue teams with appropriate equipment at a range of one mile from the ground or five to seven miles from a helicopter.
Now if you will excuse me, I am going to bed and pulling the covers over my head...

Read more here


morjana said...

Here in N. Calif., we just had a case where an eight year old child, Sandra Cantu of Tracy, left a friend's home 1000 YARDS away from her home, head back home...and never made it.

After 11 days of searching, they found her body two miles from her home.

I think for some people, LoJacking their young child, or their loved ones who are ill (Alzheimers, dementia, etc.), will be accepted.

Beam Me Up said...

That is just the point! the surface arguments are ALL good. Its an excellent idea. It is just when we cross the line and say "for your own good" and you loose the right to choose. Don't say that doesn't happen because almost every state has mandatory seat belt laws. Seat belts make sense, I will not ride without one. But by the same token I have lost a relative who was not only ejected while wearing one but also decapitated by the very same. He could not make the choice to not wear because it is now mandatory. Now, should that same right extend to someone else's safety? (as in my child or my senile parent? hummm maybe like booster seats - if they can not make the decision on their own)

Shaun A. Saunders said...

And, in a short time, the line *will* be crossed.

Now, where would you like that chip?