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    Re: Turning Off the GPS
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2006 Apr 5, 14:09 -0400

    Lu Abel wrote:
    
    > As a practical matter, GPS has become deeply embedded in 21st century. life. 
      For at least the past decade people have regarded the ability to accurately 
    determine one's position as a new, universal utility.  In the US all new cell 
    phones are now required to give positional information to 100 meters or less. 
     >
    > At this point, it would be difficult for even the most paranoid US
    > leader to turn off GPS.
    
    Robert responds:
    
    Speaking of paranoid, the ability to track people through their cell phones 
    and cars is a double-edged sword. Right now, we think it is a great thing but 
    how soon till we have the ability to install a chip in a human being so that 
    he can be monitored from cradle to grave? Sounds paranoid yes, but I am 
    starting to become uncomfortable with this new technology. Currently, at 
    least to my knowlege, it is being used as a benevolent tool. But like all 
    things contrived and operated by humans, it can also be used for power and 
    control.
    
    
    

       
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