Monday, January 4, 2010

Advantages and Disadvantages of RFID

I'm sure you've gone shopping on the recent Christmas holidays or have travelled. And with that, i'm sure that you unknowingly (or knowingly) experienced the RFID technology in one way or another.

Notice the 2 post like structures on shops that looks like this?
These are RFID scanners. It protects the shops' products from being shoplifted. On those products, you will see these stickers:
Another use of RFID technology is for the E-pass tag used in South Luzon Expressway. This saves motorists time because rather than lining up to pay for toll and wait for change, embedded in car windshields, this RFID tag collects tolls automatically as people drive by.

BUT let me remind you readers. Not all technology are good. Some, can be used for the darker side of the world.

RFID tags can invade your privacy. Just imagine, if LTO implements this, they can get all the information they will need even without your permission. Although this is great advancement for a slow country like ours, the intentions are NOT for the betterment of the country.

One of the dark sides of this is, this will act as a fund raising activity for the upcoming elections. Last 2008, almost six million or 5,891,272 cars were registered. If LTO would charge 350 pesos per RFID, it would equate to roughly two billion! (2,061,945,200) -- (I'll leave your imagination to imagine the results)

(This strategy is also the same with GMA's strategy. She implemented the 3-year LTO registration for new vehicles. By doing this, the current government can use the funds in advance at the same time, leaving a budget problem to the new President)

Also, 350 pesos for one RFID tag sticker?? Outrageous! According to some websites, one tag costs around 70-80 pesos. Yes... BUT THAT WAS BEFORE! Did you hear that Japan, is aiming to reduce the cost to 5 YEN?!?! According to some sources, RFID chip costs around 20-30 pesos only.

If those car theives can escape the government by faking the authentic LTO documents, changing the chassis number and engine number, what's going to stop the car theives from faking a RFID tag? This is much easier for them to do rather than doing those I mentioned first. Much easier, what if they just remove the sticker?

LTO officials were of course using the "positive effects" of using RFID on interviews but don't divulge the other side of it. If they want to prevent colorum and theft, why don't they start internally? Besides, if they are going to use this to implement better road discipline, they are wrong! It's those government officials who keeps breaking the rules!

Worst case, they should only implement this on PUBLIC VEHICLES, including GOVERNMENT VEHICLES. (Government vehicles are public property, right?) Gov't vechiles are being used in weekends to go to malls, parks and other entertainment places. This is where RFID can be useful!

The COA issued Circular 75-6 dated Nov. 7, 1975 that says all government motor vehicles, when not in official use, must be kept in the garage designated by the bureau, office or entity to which they belong.

Want to hear a much more evil plan?

THIS.IS.EVIL. - Embedding of a chip in your hands.

This technology will be put to evil use as predicted in the bible so be warned.

It is very possible the "mark of the beast" will be a Digital Scanned Tattoo (DST), the next generation of microchip implant technology. "CHIP IN YOUR HAND, TATTOO IN THE HEAD. IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT STARVE AND BE DEAD."

16He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. -

Revelation 13:16-17 (New International Version)

May you all be forewarned.

If you have more time, try and read this article too:
Big Brother under your skin. The future is now. Microchip implant free for every Venti Latte!

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