[extropy-chat] rfid again- Wal Mart

Extropian Agroforestry Ventures Inc. megao at sasktel.net
Sat Apr 10 21:07:51 UTC 2004

Whoever is planning to supply Wal Mart with tags... see
Walmart is shooting for the 50 cent/tag range but has a ways to go yet.
They expect their suppliers to pay out of their own pocket to arm all
goods with them in 2-5 years.
The scanners will then become a commodity as well.

Spike wrote:

> I googled around but was unable to discover if any
> companies are offering RFID for home use.  I am
> looking for a transponder in the 500 USD range
> or less, with ID tags under half a buck.  I would
> accept low end performance.
> We have an elderly relative who has taken to hiding
> items in her home for fear of burglary.  Then she
> forgets where she hid the item, or that she hid the
> item, leading to the conclusion that someone has
> entered and stolen it.  OY!  It might be worth even
> more than 500 if we could always zoom right in on
> the lost item.
> Are these nifty RFID units ready for consumer
> prime time?  I would use them on my books, my keys,
> my tools, hell I could think of a lot of ways I could
> use that technology.  My own memory isn't so great
> these days, and it will only get worse.
> spike
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