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Tiny Antennas???

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posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 11:09 AM
This is a good idea , but could it also be part of the nwo?
Just read that the dea is adding tiny antennas to medications before being shipped from manufactors. Soon this type of tracking will be a central tool in government efforts to create a database to track visitors to the United States. Passports, luggage,automobiles, ect.
You can read this artical at the Ny Times online.
Certainly sends the imagination soaring. Seems like very soon our government will be keeping tabs on our every move.
Thoughts anyone?

posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 06:43 PM
It seems like are personal freedoms are being ripped from us more and more recently. Matter of fact, that is the one and only reason I believe that there is a NWO or sumthin like that. Because pretty soon i'm not gonna be able to go to the bathroom without sumone knowin

Seems like an introduction to me. "Hey, lets see how they react to this"
See how far they can go with stuff. The antenna was made for a higher purpose, but they want to see what responses they get first.

Does anyone feel the same?

[edit on 15-11-2004 by blend56]

posted on Nov, 16 2004 @ 05:15 AM
If you are referring to RFID chips, they are mini-transmitters, not antennae, and they can only be read within VERY short proximity (1foot or so) or the chip.

A mobile transmits a signal to cell towers. Outside of a certain range, that mobile becomes useless. Now, look at the size of the antannae on the mobile required to let it contact celltowers (I'm taking a rough guess here) 30km's away. So to use a mobile, you ahve to pepper the country with cell towers every 30kms. Big, obvious things that stand 5-10m or more high.

Now take that mobile, & shrink it down to 14mm x 2.5mm (size of an RFID tag). That's a mighty small antennae & even smaller transmitter. It would be necessary to make it as small as possible to extend battery life as long as possible. So now we've got a miniature device that can only transmitts / communicate with devices within an anything from 1 - 4foot radius...last I paid any attention to my surroundings, there weren't any rfid towers every 3feet

..But I'm not an expert on this subject so feel free to prove me wrong

posted on Nov, 16 2004 @ 09:27 AM
This was also discussed on ATSN - good info.

The idea of the tiny transmitter is nothing new. Many supermarkets and big chains use them to track merchandise, and some are hoping to have 'walk through' checkouts at grocery stores to just electronically tally up all the products a shopper has. That is more creepy than the idea of medicines being tracked and scanned from the manufacturer to the pharmacy.

It doesn't yet hit on privacy issues because as stated above the range of the transmitter is very small, and the pill bottle that consumers take home with them is not tagged. It's just tracked to the pharmacy which can be done anyway with looking at orders a particular pharmacy fills. If they ever did put transmitters in take home pill bottles, it would open the door to many accidental poisonings, people taking the wrong dose, unidentified medicines, etc. The first thing I would do is empty those babies out into a small tupperware or ziploc bag or any old pill box and throw the pharmacy bottle away. That gets dangerous when dosages, warnings, and the name of the meds are printed right on the bottle. They are there on the bottle for a reason, and if you give people a cause to chuck them, then those preventative measures are null and void. Bad bad idea.

posted on Nov, 17 2004 @ 02:03 AM
Ok maybe this will help....

The Food and Drug Administration and several major drug makers are expected to announce initiatives today that will put tiny radio antennas on the labels of millions of medicine bottles to combat counterfeiting and fraud.

Among the medicines that will soon be tagged are Viagra, one of the most counterfeited drugs in the world, and OxyContin, a pain-control narcotic that has become one of the most abused medicines in the United States. The tagged bottles - for now, only the large ones from which druggists get the pills to fill prescriptions - will start going to distributors this week, officials said.

Experts do not expect the technology to stop there. The adoption by the drug industry, they said in interviews, could be the leading edge of a change that will rid grocery stores of checkout lines, find lost luggage in airports, streamline warehousing and add a weapon in the battle against cargo theft.

"It's basically a bar code that barks," said one expert, Robin Koh, director of applications research at the Auto-ID Labs of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The technology, Mr. Koh said, could "make supply chains more efficient and more secure."

This was in the Ny Times Online :

Tiny Antennas to Keep Tabs on U.S. Drugs

Published: November 15, 2004

Seems like soon our constitutional rights will become a mere memory.

Mod edit: Please do not copy/paste entire articles (a couple of paragraphs will do), always include a link to the source, and indicate the copied portion with [ quote] tags.

[edit on 17-11-2004 by Spectre]

posted on Nov, 17 2004 @ 02:06 AM
Would this be enough proof LordGoofus? They will be able to track these medications much farther... Along with so many other things.

posted on Nov, 17 2004 @ 05:57 AM
meh, oh well, if they can track things at great distances I'm not too worried. Don't get upto an illegal activities so they've got nothing and my life is about as exciting as mud so I'm pretty sure I'd slip under the radar

posted on Nov, 17 2004 @ 10:55 AM
Thats what I'm talking about. Its been a slow process, but I've been noticing (as I'm sure everyone else has) that are constitutional rights are slowly being taken away. And when it comes right down to it, what is the reasoning behind it? Why would they need to know what we are all doing at all times? My life isn't top secret, I'm not someone of importance. Why does the government need to know what I'm up to everyday?

There is something more here. And the people that just right it off as they have nothing to hide maybe don't get the point.

What is this leading to?

posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 04:36 PM
YEA RFID today mark of the Beast tomorrow!

Personally i am Scared of this stuff i don''t like it !!

posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 05:44 AM
Ok so it could be used to invite your privacy, but really, all this technology is the just natural progression. Humans are working more and more with computers etc, so to me it's only natural we are going to start having tracking devices on everything, having everything hooked up to everything else blah blah blah. Humans + Technology = the next "species" of human

.... unless we wipe each other out first

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