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Rice Grain Wireless Access Chip

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posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 08:35 AM
A wireless data chip created by Hewlett Packard could be used for access to the digital world that we all now use. Since the chip is so small, 2 x 4 mm, it could be embedded in almost any object. The first uses for this chip could be storing medical records on a patients wristband, security to passports, or a visual supplement to postcard. The chip at this time has a transfer rate ten times faster then bluetooth wireless devices. Current versions of the chip have 4Mb of storage capacity, future versions could have greater storage capacity.
HP has developed a miniature wireless data chip that could provide broad access to digital content in the physical world. The company said the tiny chip could be stuck on or embedded in almost any object and make available information and content now found mostly on electronic devices or the Internet.

The chip could be used for storing medical records on a hospital patient's wristband, providing audio-visual supplements to postcards and photos, helping fight counterfeiting in the pharmaceutical industry, adding security to identity cards and passports, and supplying additional information for printed documents.

The experimental chip, developed by the "Memory Spot" research team at HP Labs, is a memory device based on CMOS (a widely used, low-power integrated circuit design) and about the size of a grain of rice or smaller (2 x 4 mm sq.), with a built-in antenna. The chips could be embedded in a sheet of paper or stuck to any surface, and could eventually be available in a booklet as self-adhesive dots.

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This sounds to me to be quite an interesting new adaptation of technology. The far reaching applications for this seem to me to be almost limitless. A cell phone with a wireless chip scanner, to a watch that can always be on the Internet when in range, to the security aspects of having the chip implanted in security badges or passports. But think of having these chips imbedded in clothing, the uniforms of military or agents in other countries. And there is more combined this technology with the chip implanted that converts thought to motion, now you have a mechanical device that can be controlled by thought with a wireless link. A robot perhaps, or a piece of military equipment controlled by thought.
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[edit on 19-7-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]

posted on Jul, 19 2006 @ 03:34 PM
Hear is another thread with another technology. Should these two technologys be combinded who knows what a few clever engeners could come up with.'

think about it and let us know what your thoughts are.


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