Radio Frequency Identification Chip (RFID)

One other aspect that also needs to be looked into is the Radio Frequency Identification Chip, which is more commonly known as RFID. For those that are not fully familiar with it we will give a short explanation on it: RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification, a technology that makes use of miniature computer chips that are smaller than a grain of sand to track things at a distance. RFID are literally little spying chip devices that have been concealed in the packaging of certain products people buy such as Gillette razors and in other products a person might purchase at their local Wal-Mart, Tesco or Target and they are currently also being used to spy on citizens. Every teensy chip is hooked up to an antenna that picks up electromagnetic energy beamed at it from a reader mechanism. As soon as it picks up the energy, the chip sends back its unique identification number to the reader device, and this permits the item to be somewhat recognized. Spy chips can beam back information anyplace from two inches to up to twenty or thirty feet away.

The use of silver is involved in the production of Radio Frequency Identification chips. These chips can beam back information anyplace from two inches to up to twenty or thirty feet away but it is not enough for capable management of storage. The new Radio Frequency Identification chips are going to have an antenna and will be able to reach a distance of around fifteen meters. The amount of silver that is used in these devices is a small amount that is not actually recoverable. And the new antenna that is going to be made can be prepared out of silver, which can be folded several times and will fit completely. If there is a good view from the International Standardization Organization for the Radio Frequency Identification chips, it will definitely make an increase on the metal world. 

When looking into the subject of Radio Frequency Identification chips there are a few things that need to be considered and thought about as has been mentioned before. One such thing is the amount of silver the Radio Frequency Identification chips use. The least amount is of 1/100th of a gram of silver. On the other hand supposedly by the year 2008 there will be around one billion of Radio Frequency Identification chips made, this therefore means that the amount of silver that would be used will increase tremendously to around thirty million ounces annually and unfortunately would end up in dump wastes. The amount that is being talked about is far beyond what some mines produce in a year.

There are other factors that have to do with the Radio Frequency Identification chips and it is something that many people are raising their voices up against. A Radio Frequency Identification chips is in essence a spy camera and many people believe that it goes against privacy and freedom. The chip’s identification number is passed on to the person buying and it is able to recognize the item and the history of the item. Supposedly there are many that are anxiously awaiting this chip to get into circulation quickly. There are very many companies that are looking to expand and this business is expected to grow at almost fifty percent above what it is now.

One of the companies that use the Radio Frequency Identification chip are Wal-Mart and they are amongst the companies enthusiastic to make it mandatory to all of their suppliers. General Services Administration also said they would also like this industry to advance by showing long term intent of the agency in order to take on Radio Frequency Identification chips technological solutions.