The problem with those RFID tags is that they're just too darn big . HP wants you to think small. Grain of rice small. Their new Memory Spot chip is teeny tiny eensy-weensy (that would be the metric system measurement), but still manages to pack between 256 kilobits and 4 megabits of information, and transfer speeds up to 10Mbps. Which means you should be able to transfer all the information on the chip in less than half a second.
Though the chip's purposes are similar to RFID, they require much closer proximity in order to be read or written to, but their small size means they could be easily attached to paper.
Easily attached to paper. There's no way that could go wrong. Let me just shuffle my Memory Spot-enabled medical records in with this pile of documents and—whoops! Where'd it go? Now your files could be in anyone's hands. Or perhaps the janitor's dustbin. The possibilities are endlessly disturbing.
I'm looking forward to camouflaging my Memory Spot in a bowl full of rice. By the way, how much would you likek to be the guy who set that picture up. "No, no, that pencil on the left is 3 microns off ." I'll rank it seventh on the list of "jobs I'm glad I don't have."
[via Digital World Tokyo ]