posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 06:14 AM
reply to post by sollie
No, what I mean is, you're getting all upset over an RFID part that's what we call an asset tag. It's what you stick on shipping crates or boxes of
Velveeta. It's a small, cheap, disposable E-field tag. They've just made badges or wrist straps out of them. The idea is that they can 'inventory'
the bus contents - they affix a reader to the inside of the bus that can scan the inside of the bus. And that goes to a laptop, which has a cellphone
plugged into it.
The reader reports who/what is on the bus, and where the bus is, over a cell phone data link.
The entire thing is intended to keep track of the bus contents. It makes sense in the context where they're using it. You can't implant them. It's
not an evil plot. They just don't want to get two states over and discover they've forgotten 5 year old Billy in the melee, and he's back at the
bus loading platform watching the water rise.
edit: to expand on this, the entire system is a fast vehicle retrofit for evacuating citizens in a disaster area. You hang it on a school bus, or
maybe a truck or the like. It only works in the confines of the bus. You can't be tracked by satellite, you can take them off, it has no use at all
other than to make sure who and what's in the bus or truck that it's fitted to.
[edit on 14-9-2007 by Tom Bedlam]