Michael S. Lorrey (
Mon, 01 Feb 1999 15:15:38 -0500

Pat Fallon wrote:

> hurburgh wrote:
>> Anybody out there in extropy-land who is following R&D
>> breakthroughs
>> on WWVs?
>> They have got to be the ultimate communications device
>> particularly if
>> we can get them down to gnat-size.
> I'd like a wearable one that I could activate on demand if the
> authorities or some other thugs pull me over or confront me. That
> would presuppose an uplink to some service that would monitor and
> record these events for possible legal/security interaction.
> Thousands of Rodney Kings.

I've got a great wearable already that works for self defense. Its made by Sturm, Ruger, & Co. It provides the ultimate in security interaction, 10 rounds of pure 9 mm protection.... he he. Of course, Rodney King is hardly an example of a law abiding citizen protecting himself... The problem with relying on wearable computers to protect yourself against thugs or legal thugs (cops) is that the new emp and taser devices are pretty effective at wiping your system out. Steel, titanium, and lead are not nearly as vulnerable....