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An RFID-Enabled Airport Video

Thursday, August 17, 2006

There's a flash video on the web that caught my attention and I wanted to share it with you. I learned about it from an article at Free-Market News Network. Their article explains:

CompEx Inc. President Aram Kovach, who developed the film as a demo for the TSA, received a U.S. Patent for the idea he calls "Method for Tracking and Processing Passengers and their Transported Articles" in November of 2005. According to company press releases, TSA officials entertained his ideas twice, once in 2002 and once in 2003, and "offered to direct CompEx in pursuing a segmented objective within the guidelines they have set forth."

The video shows "Bob" entering an airport. From that moment on, he's tracked by RFID as he moves through the airport. Additionally, all of his belongings are also tagged. The video concludes with a scene showing a government agent scanning Bob from a distance. What is disturbing about this scene is that Bob, having his back turned to the agent, is completely unaware that he's being monitored while he sits in the waiting area.


(Click here to see this video in its original context.)

Here's your challenge: How many rights violations can you identify in this video? (There's extra-credit for identifying misspellings, too.)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Bob said...

This is wonderful technology. I have nothing to hide. You should not either. If this disturbs you, then you have something to hide. In an airport, nobody should be hiding anything. Everyone's safety is paramount. Ask those who lost loved ones thanks to terrorists.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Don Bangert said...

If you want to know who I am, just ask me. If I decide to tell you, then you'll know. It's my information and my choice who has access to that information. It's a privacy/property thing. You wouldn't understand.

Thanks for stopping by.

8:48 PM  

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