Put on your tin foil hats
No wonder the Russians bought Enerdel
"In 2006, according to filings, Ener1 also was awarded a $1 million Department of Defense contract for asset tracking, a technology used to track people carrying battery-powered devices.
The tracking systems in military battery packs are designed to protect personnel. For instance, if a soldier stops moving, falls down or is running out of battery power, technology inside his or her radio automatically alerts a command center. The Navy said prototype batteries were produced but not used and do not pose a threat to U.S. military personnel or civilians.
But some believe the technology could pose a threat to national security, as it can be used to track troop movements or anyone who has devices that contain those batteries.
"I live in that world," said Daniel Engels, a chief technology officer for Revere Security, a technology security firm. "We need to stop thinking about batteries as just a battery. As soon as they become intelligent, they become a potential entry point into your system."
Through such batteries, he said, an enemy could even remotely turn off lines of communication"
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Damn and I really wanted to see batteries with built-in battery monitoring and id either hooked up through zigbee or power line communication
Darn military ruins everything! Kinda like the smart idea of RC animals. The Chinese gave implants to pigeons so they could control them. Imagine that RC birds and cats! Seems like a great idea until now you have to assume all wildlife is a possible enemy. Can't wait for WW4 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/02/27 ... d_pigeons/
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