What’s Next?

In the previous chapters, we have mostly discussed the current state of RFID. So now, the question is what does the future hold for this technology? RFID still faces some legal challenges, especially in terms of privacy concerns. Cultural norms will continue to be challenged and new norms will eventually be established. Among the major technological issues that will affect all RFID deployments are the introduction of intelligent readers, changes in global standards, improvements in tags, improvements in software capabilities, and reductions in the cost of tags. An intelligent RFID reader eliminates the need for middleware, which will result in a substantial reduction in the cost of RFID technology. The cost ...

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