Thursday, November 13, 2008

A tracking device in your razor?

Wow, that is serious business. I know blades are extremely expensive....way too expensive and for that reason I am happy to let it grow a little and only trim when necessary. But these tracking devices are, if they really work, a threat to privacy. Click HERE to access an interesting but scary site...

3 comments:

Nathan said...

Interesting, but I'm still a little unsure about: (a) what the chips are being used for (Gilette wants a picture of my ugly mug why...?); and (b) why I should care! So they have my picture. So they can link me to the specific can of Coke I just bought. So what?? Better reasons to oppose this are needed, me thinks.

Dominic (aka Dr. B) said...

I agree BUT...the thing is that we are getting used to this already...we do not mind so much because we can say:" I have nothing to hide"...right? I agree...but what is the next step. Not so much for Gillette or Coke or whatever company....but...It seems to me George Orwell's idea of a new world order my not be impossible after all......

Nathan said...

Point taken, Dr. B. I guess what I really want to know is why Gillette would pay money for this technology. What are their incentives? Simple theft control? To see how long my beard gets before I finally buy a razor? I don't get it. This was not explained on this website. And I suspect that the best reasons to oppose this will be found by examining the incentives of the companies involved.