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“If you need information, the Internet offers a wealth of resources. But if you’re hunting down a person or a thing, a computer’s not much help. That may soon change. Electronic tags promise to create what some call the ‘Internet of things,’ in which objects and people are connected through a virtual network.
“To see what this future world would be like, a pilot project involving dozens of volunteers in the University of Washington’s computer science building provides the next step in social networking …”
A description of UW CSE’s RFID Ecosystem project.