Beyond The Bar Code (02 Oct 2003)
But the barcode is now 30 years old, is nothing compared with the next big step in the retail supply chain. The experts say that in the near future, billions, no trillions of items will be tagged with their own tiny radio transmitter that will be able to report where the product in question is hiding every step of the journey from maker to retailer, into the home, into the trash can. It's called Radio Frequency Identification, alias RFID, nobody has yet worked out a limit to its benefits and its uses, if the price is right.
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