posted on Apr, 24 2007 @ 02:28 PM
Now you're probably wondering why this would be posted on ATS.
Well, there's one part of this proposal that would allow for these alerts to be sent to select phones within the area of the crisis or event using GPS
Personally, if there's a fire or other natural disaster, I'm sure I'll see it and run in the other direction. If I can't run, then I'll enjoy what
time I have left. If I can fight whatever it is, then I will attempt to do so if I feel there is a need to do so.
Secondly, this will only create mass hysteria or create situations that may be worse than the actual event itself. We all know when information first
comes out, it's notoriously wrong or "blown out of proportion". What would have happened if this alert would have went to the phones of the 26,000
students at VT? It might have possibly started an incident that would have been much worse than what actually happened there.
Furthermore, humans are notorious for taking the "Shoot now, ask later" stance on things, so this would create problems as well, which goes with my
previous statement of creating more problems.
And finally, knowing where people are can, and most likely would, be used for "other" reasons, and I'm sure there would be a clause hidden somewhere
in the law that would allow them to do so without a warrant. I mean, "Joe Smith" might want to shoot up a school, so they'll have to know where he is
at any given time.
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