[extropy-chat] TECH: The future of cash?

Erik Starck es at popido.com
Mon Feb 23 08:08:29 UTC 2004

Harvey Newstrom wrote:

>Erik Starck wrote,
>>According to the 
>>article they should be here next year, but that doesn't seem 
>Why not?  RFID chips are already in use today.  They are extremely cheap
>chips that can be embedded in papers, and were originally designed for
>supermarket pricing on can labels.  It would be trivial to add these chips
>to any paper product (or anything else, for that matter).  

I'm sure it's technically possible, but there are some privacy concerns:

And it's not just the chips that must work, the tricky thing is the 
infrastructure to support them.

Erik S.

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