Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Can Supreme Stop This ?

Times of India ( 26 July ) carries following report :

“ First US co puts chips in workers “

On August 1 , employees at Three Square Market , a technology company in the US can choose to have a chip , the size of a grain of rice , injected between their thumb and index finger

Once that is done, any task involving RFID ( radio frequency identification ) technology – swiping into the office building, paying for food in the cafeteria – can be accomplished with a wave of the hand

Alessandro Acquisti  , a professor of IT and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College , says ,

“ Technology designed for one purpose may later be used for another , A micro-chip implanted to allow for easy building access could , in theory , be used later , for example , to track the length of employees’ lunch breaks , without their knowledge

Todd Westby, the chief executive of Three Square, emphasized that the chip’s capabilities were limited.

“ It’s not a GPS tracking device . Your cellphone does 100 times more reporting of data than does an RFID chip “

I had described a similar experiment , under way at the Belgian firm , NewFusion , in my earlier blog :

Internet  of  Humans  [  09  Feb  2017  ]

With the raging debate ( in the Supreme Court and the popular media ) re the “ Right to Privacy “ , there is no chance that this chip implant technology will find its way to India , any time soon

But as Todd Westby hinted :



Marking attendance using a Smart Phone , is a “ No Brainer “  !

To know how this can be done , read :

From  BAD  to  MAD  ( 01  Jan  2016  )

HOW “ part is no Rocket Science !

Prepare to be amazed by the WHY , as explained by me , in this blog !

If Mukesh Ambani were to read this , he would make “ Attendance Recording  App “ , a built-in feature of his about to be released JIO ( 4G ) phone ( HR managers would endorse this )

That would persuade  millions of Indian Employers to fork out Rs 1500 deposit , and give  these  JIO phones to ALL of their employees  !

Wrong Question :  “ Can Supreme stop this ? “

Right  Question  :   “ Should Supreme resist this or direct the Central Government to
                             implement this Mobile based Attendance  System ? “

27  July  2017