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Lost and Found: Technology to Help Us Track Everything

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

In shoes? On lions and elephants? In golf balls? We ain’t seen nothin’ yet. GPS and other tracking technology is about to start finding its way (pun intended) into all sorts of things. Ultimately this is going to beg a lot of questions about who’s tracking whom, and what privacy means when you can locate anything at anytime, but for the moment, marvel at these interesting GPS spottings.

A former UN scientific analyst turned shoe designer, Isaac Daniel was inspired to launch this line of GPS-enabled footwear after his seven-year-old son went missing from school. His son was fine, but Daniel created Compass Global, a collection of sneakers with GPS devices built into the soles to help families track their kids, aging family members, or others prone to getting disoriented and wandering.