January 22nd, 2010
The mandatory push to digital TV that has been experienced both here in the US and in the UK, was done to free up the analog spectrum so that it could be sold to off the highest bidder.
Now new information is coming to light from an ex-IBM employee, stating that the main reason for this push to digital TV, was to make room for RFID tracking!
According to a former 31-year IBM employee, the highly-publicized, mandatory switch from analog to digital television is mainly being done to free up analog frequencies and make room for scanners used to read implantable RFID microchips and track people and products throughout the world.
Clearing out the high power analog tv emissions will improve signal to noise ratio for RFID emitting in the 700MHz band, and potentially allow passive satellite tracking of these RFID signals.
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