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Dead man switches are an important tool for heroes
battling omnipotent conspiracies. The trouble? One has to
go through a fair amount of work to set one up.
Similarly, stories of how people start behaving in bizarre
ways when someone doesn't respond immediately to their
text have entered
our consciousness, to the point that
they warrant public service announcements.
Enter the fully automated, cloud based dead man auto
switch. Enabled with your access parameters to all key
networked services, e.g. voice and texting services, and
perhaps eventually even to vitals monitors which might be
built into your watch or phone this service will return upon
inquiry, to those who you've authorized, your "living
status", so that your temporary silence need nod be over-
interpreted, but your persistent absence from Facebook
for 30 hours, coupled as it is with the absence of a
purchase of 2 tickets to Bora Bora, may indeed be cause
No vital monitoring, just position and "okay/dead" status indicator. [DIYMatt, Oct 30 2011]
||Ugh, SPOT device. Keeps telling people you are okay until you suddenly aren't.
||A friend who just did a desert trek in the middle
east had a sat phone with a button which
theoretically invokes a swat team coming in to
||[theircompetitor] was there a fee for that service?
||(Your friend can't have been American. The
augmented RFID chips in the new US passports do
||searching for product link
||How the hell does an RFID call in a tactical rescue squad?
And how did I not learn of this function when I got my new
passport? Wouldn't it be in the included literature or
||//Wouldn't it be in the included literature// It's
there, but you have to look really hard. Get out
your loupe, and read the microscopic print on the
"blank" pages. It's not just there to prevent forgery,