This Is One Position I Dont Want to Be In
I just bought a new cell phone and i hope it lasts for a long time because, as near as I can tell, it doesn't have any technology that will allow it to act as a GPS locator.I just bought a new cell phone and i hope it lasts for a long time because, as near as I can tell, it doesnt have any technology that will allow it to act as a GPS locator. Radio-tracking collars that enable scientists to follow the movements of animals are fine for use on endangered species, but youll notice that they have to shoot the animal with a tranquilizer gun before they can tag it. Theres a good reason for that: The animal doesnt want to wear a collar, even though its for the animals own good. And in the case of cell phones, the drive to have them include a geographic positioning system doesnt have my best interests at heart.
Dont get me wrongIm as gadget-happy as the next IT person; its just that I value my privacy more than I value location-specific, proximity-triggered, cell phone-delivered coupons. And, based on the volume and diversity of the junk e-mail I receive, Im certain that the vast majority of companies wont treat my personal location information as anything other than a commodity to be sold to whomever is willing to pay for it.