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

From: Louis Newstrom (
Date: Mon Oct 22 2001 - 14:24:24 MDT

From: "Extropian Agro Forestry Ventures Inc." <>
> A relatively simple way to monitor suspicious activity without new
> technology would be to make GPS units manditory for all licenced motor
> vehicles.

I believe that the airplanes used had GPS and transponders. The terrorists
simply turned them off. This system did not stop the terrorists. The
monitoring stations on the ground simply assumed that the planes went down.
(Today, I think there would be a different response...)

The point is, such systems are too easily disabled to do any good.

Louis Newstrom

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