So what do you think could be the latest high-tech development in terrorist tactics?
Satellite assassins? Stealth bullets? Mind bombs?
How about using the radio signals emitting from pacemakers to shut them down or deliver potentially lethal electric shocks to millions of heart patients?
Doctors are using wireless pacemakers more and more these days to monitor the regulation of patients' heartbeats, and can even adjust the settings remotely. But earlier this year a team of US scientists using a radio signal were able to simulate interference with the devices and claimed that, in theory, hijackers could do the same. So scientists started working on a cloaking device that stops computer hackers from hijacking pacemakers' radio signals
Now a computer scientist at the University of Washington in Seattle named Dr. Tamara Denning has developed a cloaking device that will resist any instructions that come from anyone other than the doctor. Though it has yet to be tested, the devise could eventually be worn like a wristwatch…which is quite dope.
But not everyone think the cloaking device is so necessary
“You're asking hundreds of thousands or millions of people to wear something every day for a theoretical risk,” Dr William Maisel of Harvard University wondered.
“We wanted to draw attention not to a prevalent threat, but to a possible future one,” Dr Denning countered.
Hmmmm…what do you think?