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If we had GPS chips in our arms no one would get kidnapped

Old 02-19-08, 08:01 PM
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I think it's been shown that most kidnappers are not total strangers. They are the other parent or relatives of the child.
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What about abductions of adults?
Old 02-19-08, 09:33 PM
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Last time I played with GPS, it showed a service tech in the middle of Lake Michigan. The divers will get really annoyed with all the technical glitches.
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Well, that explains why service is so bad...
Old 02-20-08, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by DarthVong
Everytime you get a flu shot you are injected with a GPS tracker. I swear it's true! I have a friend of a friend who knows a guy who knew someone in the CIA.
So, does that mean it wears off? I have not had one ever, so I am free. HA HA HA!!
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The little batteries run down.

If you have enough of these "flu shots" in your lifetime, get cremated when you die. You'll probably explode.
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Naw, they are run with a tiny hamster wheel and the hamster dies, the shot includes a new hamster.
Old 02-20-08, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
So, today after work I was with some friends and the topic came up about the government watching every move of ours and wanting to track us with microchips. And one person argued that if we all had GPS chips everyone would be found. No more kidnappings, runaway kids, etc.

But then I was thinking kidnappers would probably just cut out the chip like in Casino Royale.

So, less kidnapping with mandatory GPS chip insertion? Yay or nay?
holy crap the book of Revelations was right!!!
Old 02-23-08, 07:39 AM
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Old 02-23-08, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by AGuyNamedMike
The only proven effective protection against kidnapping is lethal self-defense, whether via the presentation and use of personal weaponry or those of a bodyguard or security detail, and even those aren't 100%.

GPS implants are fact, not fiction, BTW:

http://www.digitalangel.com/ has been experimenting with them for years.
Looks like the implantable devices discussed on that site are just RFID, which is quite different than implanting a GPS-based tracking device. Also, let's clear up this misconception that GPS alone provides tracking capability. You have to have GPS coupled with a wireless radio transmitter.
GPS RECEIVERS VS. TRACKING
There is a popular misperception that GPS is a "tracking" technology and therefore that it can be easily misused by public agencies and private companies to monitor people's whereabouts.

In reality, a GPS receiver is just that, a receiver. It knows its location (latitude, longitude, altitude, compass heading, and speed) anywhere on Earth, within about 30 feet. (Differential GPS receivers can achieve an accuracy of a few millimeters.)

However, several companies now produce GPS-based tracking devices that couple a GPS receiver with a wireless transmitter, usually using the control channel on a cellular network. These devices relay the position of a vehicle to a tracking center.

Someone who purchases a handheld GPS receiver at a sporting goods store or a car GPS receiver at an electronics store need not fear that Big Brother will hence always know her or his whereabouts. However, someone renting a car or a boat might ask whether the vehicle is equipped with a GPS receiver and a transmitter, as rental companies often track their vehicles.
http://www.gpsworld.com/gpsworld/GPS...ic/detail/7992

I don't think that there exists a GPS-based tracking device of a size conducive to being easily implanted at this time.
Old 02-24-08, 12:43 PM
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If we had GPS chips in our arms, we'd all have cancer.
Old 02-24-08, 01:42 PM
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Did you not see The Unit? It already happens and the kidnappers just cut it out of you anyway.

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