Back to the Future
Additionally, the State Department announced that as of Oct. 2006, it will begin issuing U.S. passports containing RFID chips with some security features, and Japanese appliance manufacturers are developing smart refrigerators, which Ryan believes will not be ready for at least another 20 years. Not only will they be able to print grocery lists, but they can tell people when they’re out of particular items, such as milk.
The time is now to get on board with RFID. But first, have an understanding of what market your company intends to target and of what the paybacks and commitments will be, urged Davis. Remember, it’s all about keeping up with the Jetsons.