a reply to: puzzlesphere
Ok, no worries then. A bit thin-skinned perhaps, tonight. been dealing with some seriously horrid people in a couple of other discussions (NOT on
I do know the information you post; that's the stuff they share. What concerns me is what isn't shared. At this point, I don't trust the
government at all, and I wouldn't put anything past them.
RFID in general can track, and all we have is their word that their system doesn't do that, or isn't capable. It's a question of whether or not we
can trust the ones in charge not to exploit any area they can. It isn't the tech, but the possible uses of it, that concerns me. I LOVE technology.
I don't love what some can and will do with it. The more technology in more and more places, the more I wonder.
Think about laptops. Awesome things. Good computing power, handy for work and school, portable. Schools sometimes give them out to students to help
with schoolwork. All good, right? Sure, till schools are caught tracking kids movements and usage, and spying on them through the webcams. That's
Cell phones are great. Very convenient, and you aren't stranded with no way to call for help. Add features, and they are even better. GPS,
internet, photos, games, and so forth; all very handy. I love my cell phone. Always have. However, they can be used to track people, can be hacked
to give access to all calls and messages, and even the pictures people take can be tracked, giving someone online knowledge of where the photo was
taken. They can even be accessed remotely, and cameras and mics turned on, making them "bugs" to spy on people. That's all happened.
So, when a technology as flexible as chips is placed into various things, I feel it's prudent to explore what could be done with it.
No, no hard feelings! For myself, I don't really worry about that sort of tracking. I do think we should be aware, though.