Friday, January 19, 2007

RFID tattoos?

Anyone reading the blog for long enough will know I'm not a big fan of RFID, or at least not a big fan of some of the uses its being put to, the technology itself is quite interesting.

So I have to admit I'm greeting the arrival of RFID tattoos with some trepidation. The Register's Bill Ray reports (via Wireless Weblog) that Somark Innovations has,
...successfully tested an RFID tattoo on cows, mice and rats, enabling an identifying number embedded under the skin to be read from over a meter away.
Cows, mice and rats today. Humans tomorrow?

Update: Slashdot has picked up the story...