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Hitachi's worker tracking tags

Joshua Topolsky
June 26, 2007
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If you're an employee of a large company, you probably worry that your higher-ups are watching your every move, keeping track of how long you take for lunch, and going through your personal emails. Well, Hitachi has taken it to the totally 1984-esque next level with an electronic "name tag" which employees wear around their neck, used to track their personal movements, as well as proximity to, and interaction with co-workers. The tags also include radiation sensors (?), sound sensors and a radio communication device -- just in case you felt you weren't being watched enough. The collected data shows strengths and weaknesses amongst groups of workers in an organization, forming a topographical map which Big Brother will use to decide who gets made into Soylent Green.

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