Prostitutes get all the best toys…

Safety shoes for prostitutes

And that’s why the Aphrodite Project has developed platform shoes stuffed with technology that it says can protect prostitutes from all kinds of danger.

On the one hand, the shoes have a built-in GPS receiver and emergency button “that relays both the prostitute’s location and a silent alarm signal to public emergency services.”

The shoes will also transmit their location using APRS (Automatic Position Reporting System) technology developed by the U.S. Naval Academy Satellite Lab in the 1970s, the project’s site said. And in this implementation, the technology can be used to alert sex workers’ rights groups if a prostitute is arrested.

“Using APRS brings sex workers on par with other public workers,” the site said, “whose lives are valued highly because they work in dangerous professions that serve the needs of the community.”

I can only assume that the purpose of putting a GPS chip in a hooker’s shoes is to make them easier for Big Brother to find them when needed?

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2 Responses to “Prostitutes get all the best toys…”

  1. btard Says:

    heh, we think along similar lines. tracking hookers is what I blogged about, I think it’s an interesting gadget. What are your thoughts?

  2. btard Says:

    Is all GPS data available to Big Brother? That certainly would be a concern and I partially agree with the absurdity but I also think these “sex workers” have a right to some level of protection.

    This column expands when I write in it. I have to remove the left and right sections at the top. I am not at all a serious person, so check the video that’s linked to in this post

    Enjoy 🙂

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