The Institute for the Future wrote a series of memos on the present and future of RFID. They’re now publicly available as PDFs on the Institute Web site. The memos help Institution’s members to understand the RFID technology, and the right choices are made about its design and evolution.
- The first memo, Thinking About RFID, explains what RFID is and how it has evolved.
- The second, Public Concerns and the Near Future of RFID, analyses consumer concerns about RFID and discusses recent and coming controversial uses of the technology.
- The third, Flashpoints and Controversies, focuses on controversial potential uses of RFID.
- The fourth in the series, Smart Homes and Sociable Devices: RFID Takes Off, looks at RFID’s role in smart homes and a world of pervasive computing.
- The fifth and final memo, RFID: Implications and Recommendations, discusses what the future of RFID means and how to avoid potential pitfalls posed by controversial uses and navigate to a world where businesses and consumers alike find great value in RFID.