RFIDs and Life in 2013

ZDNet envisions an RFID-centric view of a day in the office in 2013:

It’s 7:00 am. Gregor Samson parks his car in the company garage and heads for his office. An embedded sensor in the car confirms that Gregor has arrived and is parked in his assigned spot.

The door to reach the lobby opens automatically as Gregor’s RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tag and facial patterns are recognized. He heads for the coffee station to rev up for the day. The coffee maker knows his preferences from his RFID and starts cranking out a double latte with lowfat milk. The economy is tough, so the company is charging a nominal fee for beverages. The coffee machine wirelessly communicates the charge to Gregor’s account.

As Gregor walks down the hallway, he scans his PDA, which is fitted on his left wrist, for the latest messages and sports scores. Sensors in his eyeglasses allow him to scroll without touching the device.


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Rajesh Jain

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