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RFID Future
April 20, 2009, 4:23 am
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rfid2There are many questions one may ask when referring to radio frequency identification (RFID). What is RFID? What will happen upon its implementation within society? How far will RFID reach? For starters, let’s clear up some general facts already confirmed on this topic.

RFID tags are miniscule microchips, which already have shrunk to half the size of a grain of sand. They listen for a radio query and respond by transmitting their unique ID code. Most RFID tags have no batteries: They use the power from the initial radio signal to transmit their response.

What does this all mean? In layman’s terms, RFID chips are the equivalent to IDs we may carry with us in our wallets or purses. What makes these chips so incredibly dangerous is their accuracy and size. RFID chips are currently being employed in products such as tires, clothing, electronics, etc., so as to track delivery and confirm locations of shipment. There are already human chips available to help aid those with severe illnesses where quick identification is a necessity. We can only begin to imagine how far RFID technology will reach. Regardless whether or not we have chips injected directly into our bodies; the clothes we wear and the electronics we possess will all become trackable. If this is does not alarm you, consider an alternative approach. Imagine RFID chips being the sole method of identification. Considering that roughly 70% of all U.S. currency is electronic, who is to say this number will not jump to 100%. With this scenario in mind, it is not difficult to imagine RFID chips directly linked to our banking systems. Imagine yourself in a desperate need to pay off your taxes for example. Now picture the IRS having complete control over inputting a sequence of codes to either deduct money through your chip or completely turning it off. This world I ask of you to envision is not a dream; instead, it is a glimpse of a totalitarian government controlling its citizens as if they were no more useful than a robot performing monotonous tasks day after after, year in year out. This may be the world of the future.

What do you think?


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