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 ]
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 )
“ 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
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