Re: Monitoring people (was Re: Meritocracies and freedom ofinformation)

From: Extropian Agro Forestry Ventures Inc. (
Date: Mon Oct 22 2001 - 08:58:28 MDT

A relatively simple way to monitor suspicious activity without new
technology would be to make GPS units manditory for all licenced motor
vehicles. The necessary infrastructure to continously monitor all
vehicular motion could then be continously
examined and sophisticated GIS/mapping overlays could (if the proper
software was implemented) provide a relatively cheap anti-terrorist
system that could be in place in 2-5 years.

This would be intrusive to personal privacy but might there be civilian
offsets to make this useful?

dwayne wrote:

> "Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> > I think we are going to have to develop better methods for
> > determining when someone represents a threat and implement
> > them. When one moves to a world with nanotechnology, the rules
> > for what types of technology you will be able to import are
> > very likely to be enclave specific. The burden is likely going
> > to have to be on the individual entering the enclave to prove that
> > they are not carrying dangerous technology. I could easily
> > envision the development of enzymes that turn the CHON in
> > the human body into gasoline and TNT. People in possession
> > of those enzymes don't get to visit my enclave.
> Why not? You could use them to mine for gold and power your car....
> Dwayne
> dark cloud, silver lining, rah rah rah

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