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Brainstorming - RFID Discussion

Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Radio Frequency ID tags or RFID Tags came into limelight when Walmart insisted their suppliers to have them by January 1st 2005. RFIDs have existed for few years and are used as security devices on Music CDs, Games CDs and DVDs and various other areas.

There are however many unexplored areas where RFID solutions can be used. We are going to explore some of these areas for potential product and/or services that Businessworks Inc can provide.

If we go with RFID based solutions, manufacturing RFIDs will not our goal as it can be prohibitively expensive. Our goal would consist of using RFIDs readily available and building custom solutions and sell it to Government and private organizations.

This idea ranks very high in our potential list of technologies. Tomorrow I will discuss Nanotechnology.
9/29/2004 10:17:00 PM :: ::
  • you're not concerned that recent industry research [ http://cryptome.org/rfid/cam-autoid-eb002.pdf ] shows a universal negative consumer response to RFID, or that the serious privacy and even personal security concerns are being ignored? perhaps you would like to contribute to the growth of unwanted universal surveillance that is destroying individual freedom while making a nice profit. well then go and enjoy! but read this http://www.spychips.com/press-releases/security_gaffe.html first please.

    at September 30, 2004 11:19 PM  
  • I really appreciate your comment about RFID. I completely understand your concern about privacy, but we are fighting a losing battle here! We can certainly delay the arrival of "spychips" but they are certainly coming, no matter how much we protest. There are always two sides of a coin. For a minute, lets take a look on the "good" side of the coin. We can always come up with RFID solutions that can be used in military operations or other areas where privacy is not so much of a concern. Technology can be a blessing or a curse. It is upto us, how we do our part, to ensure that Technology remains a blessing.

    at October 01, 2004 10:15 AM  
  • Too bad with all the controversy on the privacy vs. benefits of RFID, we couldn't start a business capitalizing on this in some way! ;)

    at October 02, 2004 6:32 PM  
  • We will decide after discussing pros and cons of each technology. Privacy issues will be certainly considered and profitabilty will not be ignored either. Although we are running a "paper" company, we will try to stay close to reality as much as possible. We will be environment friendly too! :)

    at October 02, 2004 11:17 PM  
  • People that discuss RFID should be aware of the minimum...do not report things that you do not even understand or you have read in some newspaper...Your freedom has already been narrowed with the technology of today such as the internet...you can be traced at home just by posting your comment on this blog.
    By listening to you with your "bullshit" we would still live in caves
    Second: be honest enough to put a comment and live your name....

    at January 17, 2005 8:03 AM  
  • It was very surprising to read this comment today. Firstly, I never claimed that I am a RFID expert and secondly, if my "learned" reader thinks that he can do more justice to the topic of RFID, I would love to invite him to become a guest author on my blog and hear what he has to say. So, Mr.Thomas Von, if you are willing to accept my offer to become a guest author, please contact me. It will be interesting to hear from you.

    at January 17, 2005 10:43 AM  
  • RFID by itself is not a threat to privacy. all the CASPIAN stuff is the work of ignoramuses who never bothered to look at what the technology is and how it works and how and in which scenarios it affects privacy as of the technology's status quo.

    anybody who spends a few minutes on these questions will realize that privacy will not be an issue today, even in the near future with item tags, may be in far future but who knows if rfid will continue to be? or some other tech like SAW will not take over rfid? if somebody wants to track me, one can always do that by looking at my net usage, tracking my credit card usage, my cell coverage areas and foot prints etc., its all about how to use the technology to improve productivity and thus everybodys modus vivendi. RFID or no rfid, tracking technologies will be a norm for the efficiencies they throw - surendra k

    at January 28, 2005 12:47 AM  
  • there are privacy threats in rfid.
    however, if you really require privacy, there are tonnes of ways to protect yourself from being scanned.. just keep your rfid tag in a metal container.. :)
    anyway, apart from privacy, there are tonnes of opportunities around rfid.. developing close-loop non-security concern projects, tracking and etc..
    enjoy !! 

    Posted by sean kuay

    at November 24, 2006 4:50 AM  


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