RFID tags Revolutionary, threatning, or simply the mark of the BEAST


I just read an article about RFID tags and their future implications in July's issue of Wired Magazine. What do you guys think about the possibilities of this technology? Do you think that the public will willing accept it? The article points out advantages such as dynamic pricing, smart shelving systems, speedy checkout and computerized shopping carts. However there are some fears of invasion of privacy when used outside of the retail environment.

anyone know a good resource for more information on the subject?

Jun 28, 04 6:59 pm

is there a link to the article?

Jun 28, 04 7:34 pm  · 

their (recent) archives will have tons of info on this topic.

i think RFID tags are the way to go, and the technology is really improving in terms of security, so I vote Yay overall.

Jun 28, 04 10:05 pm  · 

Look up in slashdot the article about the proposal in the UK to install RFID tags in license plates. They say that it is for registration purposes to avoid the mistakes that happen with UPC.

I don't think it would be hard for them to put sensors in the road to track movement. The license plate is max 24" from the road surface, well within range. Then advertisers get a hold of the dynamic database files, and put up "smart billboards" that target you as you pass a certain point in the road. Just the tip of the iceberg, I say.

I guess I'd much prefer these passive, low-power, low-range devices to the stealthy, high powered ones they are sure to design.

However..., give them an inch....

Privacy is a myth.

Jun 29, 04 10:58 pm  · 
t a z

Troll bot aside it's hard to believe that 20 yrs ago people were worried about RFID tech and now it embedded in every credit card.

Jan 7, 24 3:07 pm  · 

RFID tags are undeniably revolutionary, providing unrivaled efficiency in inventory tracking and management, boosting supply chain logistics, and increasing security. However, worries about privacy invasion and potential abuse linger, prompting some to regard them as dangerous. However, condemning them as the "mark of the beast" is exaggerated and inaccurate.

Feb 18, 24 10:33 am  · 
Non Sequitur

No... it's fucking stupid.

Feb 18, 24 10:39 am  · 

RFID tags are certainly innovative, providing unrivaled convenience when tracking and managing assets. However, worries about privacy invasion and potential abuse persist, necessitating careful study of their deployment to ensure they do not become the mark of the beast.

Feb 28, 24 7:59 am  · 

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