November 21, 2002
RFID and Silent Cmomerce go mainstream

Over the weekend, Slashdot picked up a story about Gilette purchasnig 500 000 000 000 RFID-tags.

This could easily be the first step for a broader acceptance of so-called "Silent Commerce" and I think it's very very interesting. A main prohibitor has been cost, but with volumes like this, soon we'll see RFID used in everything from package tracking (a la UPS/FedEx's current barcode-based technologies) to tracking everything from household items to teenage kids (RealVideo). Approach with caution, but it's definitely interesting! (via 0xDECAFBAD)

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