Dragging our feet in 21st Century ?

Can  Supreme  Stop  This  ?

 

Times of India ( 26 July ) carries following report :

 

 

“ First US co puts chips in workers “

 

On August 1 , employees at Three Square Market , a technology company in the US can choose to have a chip , the size of a grain of rice , injected between their thumb and index finger

 

Once that is done, any task involving RFID ( radio frequency identification ) technology – swiping into the office building, paying for food in the cafeteria – can be accomplished with a wave of the hand

 

Alessandro Acquisti  , a professor of IT and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College , says ,

 

“ Technology designed for one purpose may later be used for another , A micro-chip implanted to allow for easy building access could , in theory , be used later , for example , to track the length of employees’ lunch breaks , without their knowledge “

 

Todd Westby, the chief executive of Three Square, emphasized that the chip’s capabilities were limited.

“ It’s not a GPS tracking device . Your cellphone does 100 times more reporting of data than does an RFID chip “

 

 

I had described a similar experiment , under way at the Belgian firm , NewFusion , in my earlier blog :

 

Internet  of  Humans  [  09  Feb  2017  ]

https://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2017/02/internet-of-humans-ioh.html

 

With the raging debate ( in the Supreme Court and the popular media ) re the “ Right to Privacy “ , there is no chance that this chip implant technology will find its way to India , any time soon

 

But as Todd Westby hinted :

A SMART PHONE COULD DO ALL THAT THE IMPLANTED RFID CHIP CAN DO – AND MUCH MORE !

 

Marking attendance using a Smart Phone , is a “ No Brainer “  !

 

To know how this can be done , read :

 

From  BAD  to  MAD  ( 01  Jan  2016  )

https://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2016/06/from-bad-to-mad.html

 

“ HOW “ part is no Rocket Science !

 

Prepare to be amazed by the WHY , as explained by me , in this blog !

 

If Mukesh Ambani were to read this , he would make “ Attendance Recording  App “ , a built-in feature of his about to be released JIO ( 4G ) phone ( HR managers would endorse this )

 

That would persuade  millions of Indian Employers to fork out Rs 1500 deposit , and give  these  JIO phones to ALL of their employees  !

 

Wrong Question :  “ Can Supreme stop this ? “

 

Right  Question  :   “ Should Supreme resist this or direct the Central Government to

implement this Mobile App based Attendance Recording System ? “

 

27  July  2017

www.hemenparekh.in / blogs

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