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RFID Packing January 15, 2007

Posted by gordonwatts in computers, life.

My brother in-law and I had a great idea to help with people like me who are both frequent travelers and also leave things behind. In the future everything will be Radio Frequency Identified (RFID): clothing, books, electronic gadgets, computer power bricks, eye glasses, etc. These passive very small chips will identify themselves when queried by a central unit.

Here is how it would work: when done packing you’d put the RFID device in your suitcase and push the I’m about to leave button. It would scan every item close buy and make an item. If something key wasn’t close by — like your cell phone charger — it would complain. Then, when you are done packing at the hotel, you’d push the I’m returning button. It would complain if anything that was recorded when you left home wasn’t packed! This would definitely help me with those shirts I’ve left behind at hotel rooms because they fell down at the back of the closet!



1. Chris Leonard - January 15, 2007

Brilliantly simple, simply brilliant! I’d buy it if it became available. Keep us informed…

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