Wednesday, March 30, 2005

RFID used for good?

Jordan Ginsberg over at BME has an interview with Amal Graafstra in his column Present Tense. Amal has recently had an RFID chip implanted under the skin of his left hand. The interview makes interesting reading...

CREDIT: Amal Graafstra
The prototype of an RFID operated door latch

I think anyone that has read this blog for any length of time would agree, saying that I'm not a big fan of RFID technology is probably a bit of an understatement, and yet what Amal is doing is interesting. His arguments against biometrics and for RFID aren't something I've heard before. So before we all start shouting "Burn Him!" we should probably take time to think about what he's trying to accomplish...

...then of course we'll burn him anyway.

Update: Slashdot has just picked up the story...