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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Technology Vs. Tyranny

This article at TCS Daily got me thinking about the advances in technology which are making phones, cameras and other communication technology so small, light and cheap. As far as material and hardware goes a cameraphone is actually a relatively cheap piece of electronics. The battery being probably the most expensive single component. Most of the rest of the tech resides on between 2 and a half dozen chips and relatively simple circuit boards, albeit constructed using robotics due to the size.

If cheap, difficult to find (perhaps using ultrawide band transmission) cellphone or mesh network phones were introduced into the cultural train wreck that is North Korea Kim Jung Il might find his source of power suddenly evaporating. Heck you could afford to fly over and drop them on little parachutes.


  • I like that parachute idea! It's so hard to imagine not having cell phones and the internet even though they weren't around when we were kids.

    By Blogger Rae Ann, at 5:41 AM  

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