Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Alternative news for the day

As today is election day in America, and coverage will be wall to wall...

Here is an alternative news.

Chastity Belt for Women?

Feminists around the world have reacted with horror to a new line of lingerie that comes equipped with a GPS tracking system.

The 'find me if you can' range of underwear has been described as a modern-day, high-tech chastity belt.

'It is outrageous to think that men can buy this, programme it and give it to their partners and then monitor them,' said Claudia Burghart, leader of a Berlin feminist group.

See my take is this...

Women are highly aware of things happening around them (sometimes seems to be aware of things NOT happening around them, but I digress...) Therefore such a GPS device will back fire on those who wishes to deploy it.

Remember data and models that are unreliable are WORSE than having no data or models at all.

But! Women can easily deploy this GPS system on a man. Most man have no idea what is being used on them. A GPS chip in the boxers or briefs. Perhaps even a card like device hidden in a lai see, given to a man and insisted to be carried around at all times. Will be carried around at all times.

Viola. 24/7 location tracking.

Ummm... Now thats one application waiting for cost come down, marketed through word of mouth AND sold in women only tupperware party.

But if one thinks all these men tracking women and women tracking men to be a little... Orwellian...

How about this... 24/7 tracking of kids by parents.

Yes... Parents with Children. The Final Utopia of Big Brother.


  1. I remember you brought this up a long time ago in Money Cafe as one of your potential inventions.. but this will only result in lack of trust and 0 privacy.

  2. Election Day 係吖嗎?阿 Mr. Contrarian 你重係唔係跟 Drudge Report 買 McCain 有得絕地反撲先?趁重有幾個鐘先開票,賭幾多你只管講!

    其實GPS底橫算得係乜,再 Orwellian 點都重得啊 — 睇一下呢度:http://www.slate.com/id/2109477/。




  3. I believe buying an iphone for your partner with this tracking app pre installed would have the same effect.

    Now, we just have to wait for the shaking app upgrade. So that the device will notify if the user seems to be dancing...

    hor hor hor

  4. Pakman,

    Dancing不是evil thing,亦不一定imply甚麼,不用追踪吖...

    =) Hahahaha