137: RFID, the Man, and You

Major retailers like Target and Walmart are busy implementing radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. While RFID will make life easier for retailers and the shopping experience better for consumers, the technology can be abused.

In this episode Mike talks about what the future of shopping might look like in a welfare state that employs ubiquitous RFID.

Show notes

Here’s some info on RFID from the US Food & Drug Administration:

https://www.fda.gov/radiation-emitting-products/electromagnetic-compatibility-emc/radio-frequency-identification-rfid

And, here’s the wikipedia entry on RFID tech:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-frequency_identification


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