RFID Information Wars

In the future, Marc says, a store might broadcast the availability of its resolution service. More interesting, he says, you might pick up an AFL-CIO resolution service that tells you that the pair of pants you’re looking at were manufactured in a sweat shop (“Would you like to see the QuickTime movie?”) and might offer you pants for a few dollars more that are “made by women who are allowed to urinate whenever they want to.”

So, you’d have everything RFID’ed and have ubiquitous networking such that you could feed the global RFID identifier into some database and instantly see what that database thought about the product. Ubiquitous networking: the 21st centuries Holy Grail.

RFID Information Wars