RFID has been around for decades. This presentation describes the history and future functions of RFID in everyday life, supply chain, and places most people would never think RFID exists such as in warehouse/distribution applications.
Things that were inanimate objects just a decade ago are now able to develop a syntax with one another, send each other notifications that initiate a chain of commands, and in a certain sense, transcend their functionality. Many people find this idea terrifying, like a bad omen from a dystopian sci-fi reality. Others just think it’s neat that the RFID technology in their smart refrigerator sends a message to their smartphone to inform the user that yogurt’s gone bad. Whatever the case, whatever the opinion, RFID, this strangely old and simple, but advanced technology, will continue to intrigue us long into the future.