Le 07/09/2017 à 00:29, Tom Mitchell a écrit :
Hello Tom, thank you for your reply and all this pertinent extra information. Yes low or high tech tracking is a big issue! But I think that the first threat towards privacy is central banking, tracking is an extension of this initial power they have with their monopoly over money creation. So I think that privacy issues regarding these technologies should be addressed and mastered, instead of preventing us to act. The question here is decentralization, these techs will be deployed anyway, the question is will they be deployed by the people for the people, or by central powers. If it is by central powers we will have no control on privacy, nor monetary independence. If it is by we the people, we will have monetary independence, and imperfect but IMHO manageable control over privacy abuse.
On the Checkoin specs (https://checkoin.org/) there is an extra layer of reputation system, it is optional, but it can help in many privacy case. Because it's Open Source and decentralized the users have the freedom to chose their tech (or make their own), so they will likely choose to use the apps, coins, cashiers, stores, etc. that will display the best privacy score on their screens (because they are being audited for that by third party services), this freedom of choice would never happen if such technologies are forced upon us in a coercive manner by central powers, they would force the most intrusive technologies upon people, as always. IMHO we have no choice but to take the bull by the horns.
I agree with you about central powers will to get rid of cash, that's also why I believe that if cash is a problem for them, it's a solution for us (if we control it). The $10000 limit you mention is a clear signal about this war on cash, they will lower it until its use become worthless, until it vanishes. Here in Europe it's even worth, the limit has been lowered so many times that it's under €300 in Italy now IIRC.
Yes indeed access cost to be able to use such technologies will always be higher than with cash. But I don't see how we can make something dencentralized and secure without tech :-/
This RFID device you mention is very interesting, does it exist or did you invent it? Yes indeed in case of NFC/RFID with cryptographic checks, there must be power supplied, that's why I suggested a battery that could be charged with standard micro-USB plugs, if it can last few month I think it can remain convenient, otherwise people wont use it. Or power+communication be done via USB, then we get rid of power problems and distant spying, if the act of plugging the device is not too difficult (not harder that scanning a banknote under a blacklight as cashiers already do), I think it can be useful. Here is a fictional printed circuit microchip that was originally designed for Checkoin: https://checkoin.org/home/#printed-circuit-with-a-a-hrefcoin__public_keykey-signing-microchipa
Yes indeed I also believe that there must be special cases where this notion has value. Thanks for your feedback, thanks to get involved or spread the word if you believe this can be useful, I'd really like to see this tech in the hand of the people.
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