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Submission + - Brazilian Schoolchildren Tagged by Computer Chips ( writes: The NYTimes has a piece today which says: "Grade-school students in a northeastern Brazilian city are using uniforms embedded with computer chips that alert parents if they are cutting classes, the city’s education secretary, Coriolano Moraes, said Thursday." Personally I don't find this too inspiring. Mr Orwell certainly has warned the world about this.
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Brazilian Schoolchildren Tagged by Computer Chips

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