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http://www.redtacton.com/en/index.html

it all sounds eminently sensible and even ST:TNG holodeck style benevolent but something about this simply strikes me as 'wrong', perhaps i am being a luddite. (And I bet this has interesting implications in a Trad. Chinese Medicine context(simon?)! A new source for a zombie invasion, mild mannered geeks turned into hopping vampires as their chi has been totally buggered up.)

"Touching, gripping, sitting, walking, stepping and other human movements can be the triggers for unlocking or locking, starting or stopping equipment, or obtaining data."

Ok so not only do you have to worry about whether that stinky person on the tube next to you has more than a passing familiarity with basic hygiene but that they might be trying to install malicious code onto you and your next gen all in one pda /phone/ wallet/ video and music player/ travel card.

Just going out in public could expose you to Typhoid Mary-like individuals with poor security, who are inadvertently carrying trojans because they once went into a pr0n shop whose interactive media servers are run by the Mafiya out of an unmonitored Albanian server farm...

"Communication possible even through shoes and clothing" sounds a bit too passive to me, how about criminals putting a receiver in the paving slab in front of an ATM machine allowing them to monitor the signal between your pda and the atm = easy money?

a great advance guys well done! The Panopticon-like capabilities this would give unscrupulous Big Business for personalised advertising, let alone the ideas that Governments might get about surveillance possibilities are already sending a shiver through my civil liberties spidey-sense.

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