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RFID chips will make instant check out possible

By Competetant414     Feb 22, 2007 in Business
RFID chips have been around since the mid-40's when they were used for aircraft identification purposes. However, today they're much smaller and cheaper, and have been used to track product movement by warehouses.
Soon, they may make instant checkout possible.
What this means is you won't have to unload your cart and be at the mercy of a cashier's mood or speed. Just drive up you cart up to the check out station, and the computer will scan and calculate your charges, (even if you've tried to shoplift something, it will still catch it).
The RFID chips are familiar to us already with such things as the instant pay tags at gas stations, Dexit, and now are embedded in some credit cards in the US.
Think of the improvements this will mean in merchandising.
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