[LINK] RFID & Related issues
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Tue Nov 16 08:25:38 EST 2004
Geoffrey Ramadan <gramadan at umd.com.au>:
>How about the "I will save lives theory" with RFID. I understand
>there are over 10,000 patients die each year in Australia due to
>either incorrectly administered drugs or "interference" with other
>drugs. A system based on RFID could be used to prevent such things.
Pardon my scepticism.
64 bits carries an identifier. So do people's memories, and their
purses and wallets. What proportion of the 10,000 can't be
identified by voice or contents of wallet/purse?
So you're claiming as a benefit of RFID what could be achieved by an
>Also with the advancement of facial biometric recognition systems...
>you want need a RFID chip anyway, just a cheap camera linked up to
>some "global central intelligence network".
If you believe the fairy tale that is facial recognition technology.
>Anyway, at this stage the primary interest in RFID is in asset
>management and supply chain applications.... pretty boring stuff by
Which is preceisely where it belongs, and needs to stay.
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
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