Few news items in past week or so:
1. At the Delhi bomb blasts, some victims who could not be identified because of disfigurement, finally could get identified by the cell phones in their pockets.
2. The police is trying to identify the suspects by tracing calls from their (presumed to be used) phones.
3. The income tax department is reaching out to suspected tax evaders through their cell phones.

Seems like cell phones have reached a stage where noone can avoid using them, even if it means being identified in the process. And somewhere, we have all agreed to being traced out 24×7. This is inspite of the fact that formal “location based services” are still not here.

The chip is in. Welcome to the Matrix.

Alok Mittal

Alok is a first generation entrepreneur, now in the venture capital business. Alok heads up venture operations for Canaan Partners in India, with focus on internet, technology and BPO space. Alok is also a founding member of Indian Angel Network - an organization comprising successful entrepreneurs looking to invest in seed stage businesses. Prior to this, Alok cofounded JobsAhead.com, a leading job portal which was acquired by Monster.com. Alok is an active charter member of TiE Delhi. Alok is a computer science graduate from IIT Delhi and, postgraduate from UC, Berkeley.

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