Christopher G. Moore Updates: 25 July 2014

Dear Reader,

As technology pushes into all areas of our life, I wondered if it had improved the traditional handcuffs that police and soldiers use. The handcuffs (the kind we visualize when we see that word) are largely based on 19th century technology.

Plastic handcuffs have come into the law enforcement arsenal but that is hardly an example of hi-tech. A pair of handcuffs that act as a Taser or with the press of a remote or a computerized program to limit the area a prisoner can move, injects a sedative into the weareróthatís hi-tech, and this is what the future has in store.

This week my essay is about a new set of hi-tech handcuffs. This application of technology opens up political questions of how far society is prepared to go in the quest of controlling others.

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Regards,
Christopher

   
 

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