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