What do you SE Netizens think of RFID?s growing ubiquity, and the effect it may or may not have on your lives? Here is a tailored extract of some comments I made on RFID.
RFID is coming, and will grow by leaps and bounds across the globe. Wal-Mart wants to ?tag? all merchandise in their Global Pursuit of Higher Profits, and Uncle Sam wants to ?tag & bag? everything and everyone in their Global Fight Against Terrorism.
Washable RFID tags sewn into clothing will help parents answer the question, ?It?s 10:00 PM, do you know where you teenager is?? Euro ?Bucks? are slated to have RFID by 2005, with a companion pilot U. S. Treasury ?Green Back? RFID program on the ways that will employ globally interoperable RFID ?buck? reading and tracking systems technology.
Get paper ?bucks? from an ATM on your bank card and electronic ?buck? readers will track all point-of-sale ?RFID? tagged cash transactions you make, just like a credit-debit card. Embed one in your driver?s license and in the windshield of your car, and you will never ?drive alone.?
Typical max range for reading a passive RFID tagged item is about 30-65 feet (~10-20 meters) with the read range for active tags extending to 280 feet (~85 meters).
So, properly equipped folks (cops or crooks) can drive down the street in front of your home and inventory the contents of your pantry, your closet, your library, your cash-on-hand, your video collection and whatever else you have in your house that is RFID ?tagged & bagged.?
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