Sunday, October 28, 2007
I am fascinated by the manner in which technology solves a set of problems, creates a new set of (usually, lesser) problems, and keeps pushing on. Yesterday's New York Times had a marvelous article -- Christopher Maag, "Technology: The Stealthy Tattletale," available here -- about the ways in which Global Positioning System (GPS) technology is making theft more difficult. Banks now put BPS transponders, rather than dye packs, in the bundles of cash that they give robbers. And luxury car owners can now disable their cars remotely. What's next?