I briefly remind that RFID is an "electronic Label" made of a chip and an antenna, that contend Identification information and communicate via Radio Frequencies
A new step in development has been unveiled by Hitachi in Japan with the release of "Powder" RFID
A 5 microns thick, RFID chip measuring only 0.05 x 0.05 mm .The new chips have a 128-bit ROM for storing a unique 38-digit ID number. It will use a frequency of 2.45GHz.
This new RFID Chip will be brought on the market in the next 2 to 3 years. So with a high volume production we can imagine that in less than 10 years from now *all single product , paper, document... can be RFID taged.
It is a new revolution in the tracability of goods.
But it does not not only concern objects and merchandises.
Beyond the numerous industrial applications, People too...can be mapped, such a small chip complete a range of available biological indentification means such as fingerprints, ADN...
The George Orwell vision of Big Brother watching us in his book "1984" might year after year become true... ?