Saturday, February 10, 2007

Engineer: GPS Shoes Make People Findable

Just got a cosmic message from Orwell:

"I am so glad I am dead!"

Engineer: GPS Shoes Make People Findable:

MIAMI (AP) - Isaac Daniel calls the tiny Global Positioning System chip he's embedded into a line of sneakers 'peace of mind.' He wishes his 8-year-old son had been wearing them when he got a call from his school in 2002 saying the boy was missing. The worried father hopped a flight to Atlanta from New York where he had been on business to find the incident had been a miscommunication and his son was safe.

Days later, the engineer started working on a prototype of Quantum Satellite Technology, a line of $325 to $350 adult sneakers that hit shelves next month. It promises to locate the wearer anywhere in the world with the press of a button. A children's line will be out this summer.

'We call it a second eye watching over you,' Daniel said.

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