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PopcornTreeCt 02-19-08 03:30 AM

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

kvrdave 02-19-08 03:42 AM

GPS would just let them know where to pick up the bodies after the kidnappers turned off the jammer. Either that, or they would find a large pile of arms.

Jackskeleton 02-19-08 03:50 AM

nah, it'll only cause more injury in a kidnapping as technology will be made to trace where the technology is in the body and consider that part of the body cut off if the kidnappers are sloppy, the kidnappee at least hurt if they're careful.

Giantrobo 02-19-08 05:03 AM

Fuck that shit. We already have Cameras all over the place, gps type tech in our cellphones(remember how they tracked OJ during his low speed chase :lol: ), computers that monitor things in our cars and none of that stops crime. :lol:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RFID#Human_implants


They've also been talking about RFID tags in our clothes for years now.

E. Honda 02-19-08 05:11 AM

Perfect in:

http://aycu24.webshots.com/image/518...8799901_rs.jpg

In real life? It will never happen.

Nifty03 02-19-08 06:07 AM


Originally Posted by E. Honda
In real life? It will never happen.

"Never" Heh, funny.

AGuyNamedMike 02-19-08 06:42 AM

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.

Sonicflood 02-19-08 08:25 AM

Cheap GPS blocker:

http://www.davesmarket.biz/images/rwhd25a.JPG

nemein 02-19-08 08:28 AM

Actually it'll probably just make high risk targets easier to find...

Mrs. Danger 02-19-08 08:40 AM

What a great black market for altered chips there would be!

dork 02-19-08 08:48 AM


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?

Perhaps, but on the other hand if we had Kettle Death Valley Chipotle chips in our arms, people would get kidnapped all the fucking time. So it's a double-edged sword.

John Galt 02-19-08 09:21 AM

24 already did it

DeputyDave 02-19-08 09:38 AM

If we all cut off our penises there would be no more rape.

dork 02-19-08 09:41 AM


Originally Posted by DeputyDave
If we all cut off our penises dork would get all the fine ladies.

Fixed. :banana:

Numanoid 02-19-08 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger
What a great black market for altered chips there would be!

For some reason, I read that in Dr. Zoidberg's voice.

adamblast 02-19-08 10:53 AM

I don't want the government knowing where I am. My militia is almost ready. And are we fabulous.

j123vt_99 02-19-08 11:37 AM

Doesn't GPS not work that great inside? I know my Garmin GPS won't detect satellites when I'm inside or in a parking garage

Bandoman 02-19-08 11:53 AM


Originally Posted by DeputyDave
If we all cut off our penises there would be no more rape.

I do not want to subsribe to your newsletter.

kvrdave 02-19-08 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by Bandoman
I do not want to subsribe to your newsletter.

<img src=http://www.unexplainedstuff.com/images/geuu_01_img0206.jpg>

"WHAAAAAAAT?"

MartinBlank 02-19-08 12:03 PM


Originally Posted by Sonicflood

:lol:

dieinafire 02-19-08 05:56 PM

I would never get a GPS chip, fuck no. I don't want to be tracked by anyone. There is going to be a point when there is no privacy left.

Mrs. Danger 02-19-08 06:02 PM


Originally Posted by adamblast
I don't want the government knowing where I am. My militia is almost ready. And are we fabulous.


Those pink uniforms are to die for!

Mrs. Danger 02-19-08 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by dieinafire
I would never get a GPS chip, fuck no. I don't want to be tracked by anyone. There is going to be a point when there is no privacy left.

Did you know that your library books are overdue?

jonnyquest 02-19-08 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by j123vt_99
Doesn't GPS not work that great inside? I know my Garmin GPS won't detect satellites when I'm inside or in a parking garage

You're talking about the wimpy consumer-grade GPS. The government/military/CIA/NSA/etc. GPS is way better.

DarthVong 02-19-08 07:40 PM

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.

big whoppa 02-19-08 08:01 PM

I think it's been shown that most kidnappers are not total strangers. They are the other parent or relatives of the child.

Mrs. Danger 02-19-08 08:57 PM

What about abductions of adults?

PrincessT 02-19-08 09:33 PM

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.

Mrs. Danger 02-19-08 11:09 PM

Well, that explains why service is so bad...

dieinafire 02-20-08 08:36 AM


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!! :rock2:

Mrs. Danger 02-20-08 09:09 AM

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.

Nifty03 02-20-08 11:30 AM

Naw, they are run with a tiny hamster wheel and the hamster dies, the shot includes a new hamster.

Dr Mabuse 02-20-08 11:34 AM


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!!!

Nifty03 02-23-08 07:39 AM

http://sinfest.net/comikaze/comics/2008-02-23.gif

JM 02-23-08 11:42 AM


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.

BigPete 02-24-08 12:43 PM

If we had GPS chips in our arms, we'd all have cancer.

The Bus 02-24-08 01:42 PM

Did you not see The Unit? It already happens and the kidnappers just cut it out of you anyway.


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