The technique uses a thermal evaporation process to deposit of thin aluminium coil antennas on sheets of paper which can later be used to create packaging or printed material. Researchers claim that this works out to be cheaper than any other method of producing RFID tags, allowing the technology to replace both barcodes and QR codes.
Okay, so now they can be cheaply implanted in just about everything, like clothes, and read by every rfid scanner they pass by.
I'm not sure the day has come when the hard-core conspiracy theorists among us can no longer say they're off the grid if they avoid social media, smart phones, credit cards, et cetera, but I think it's not far off. If they want to know where you are and what you're doing, they'll know.
"They" being anyone with enough money. Some governments might not be able to do it but the Kochs, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet, could.
Stella? Any thoughts to help usher us into the Big Brother era?