somerandomii t1_ivh45oh wrote

As I said, I’m not talking about the technology in the article. That’s an entirely different use case.

Also autonomous drones don’t need to emit wifi. But you wouldn’t fly a drone around a building to covertly monitor personnel. Drones aren’t very subtle.


somerandomii t1_ivaa306 wrote

Well water reacts particularly well, and we’re mostly water. So it can be used to track people inside a building fairly well. And because wifi is providing the “active” part of this active scanner, it can be done very covertly. It would be hard to detect that someone is monitoring your building.

But that isn’t what this article is about.


somerandomii t1_iufj97f wrote

Even if it were reasonable, most employment contracts don’t support a floating wage. You get a salary and the compensation is tied to a currency. To do it any other way would be impractical unless we overhauled the global economic systems. An equivalent of a global EU or something.

As for “software employees can work from home” that’s just not true. A lot can a lot of the time, but security-sensitive material is almost impossible to control remotely. And having people in the same space does increase collaboration and cross-pollination of skills and ideas. Despite the narrative, companies aren’t pushing for return to the office just to stroke the egos of middle managers.


somerandomii t1_iuc2tic wrote

I live in Australia and we get paid less because our dollar is weaker. Are you suggesting companies should constantly adjust salaries to account for currency fluctuations?

I’d also get paid less if I move to a city with less demand for my skill set. If I want to maximise my pay I need to go where the demand is, regardless of which company I work for.