November 19, 2004
RFID will be implemented anywhere the privacy advocates can't see it. After the outburst against RFID. it will be relegated to implementation at the case and pallet level, improving logistics further for the big retail chains. The in-store theft problem - which, incidentally, is mainly perpetrated by employees - will be solved by off-line solutions such as the Vensafe dispensing machines for small, expensive items, activated via plastic cards at the cash register.I have a sneaking suspicion we'll see RFID in more consumer-affecting places than that: the new passports and ID cards standards have enough governments' muscles behind them to be pushed through, for example...
Posted by andersja