Innovative Automatic Identification and Location-Based Services: From Bar Codes to Chip Implants, 1st Edition

  • Katina Michael
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  • ISBN-10: 1599047977
  • ISBN-13: 9781599047973
  • DDC: 006.24
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 300 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Emphasizes the convergence and trajectory of automatic identification and location-based services toward chip implants and real-time positioning capabilities. Discusses the social, cultural, and ethical implications of the technological possibilities with respect to national security initiatives.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Background and Context.
2: Introduction.
3: Innovation Studies.
4: Historical Background: From Manual Identification to Auto-ID.
5: The Holocaust Survivor.
6: Globalization and the Changing Face of Identification.
7: Auto-ID and LBS Innovation.
8: Barcode: The Pioneer Auto-ID Technology.
9: Magnetic-Stripe Cards: The Consolidating Force.
10: Smart Cards: The Next Generation.
11: Biometrics: In Search of a Foolproof Solution.
12: RFID Tags and Transponders: The New Kid on the Block.
13: The Auto-ID Technology System.
14: Geographic Information Systems & Location-Based Services.
15: The Geographer.
16: The Social Implications of Auto-ID and LBS Technology.
17: The Auto-ID Trajectory.
18: The Biomedical Pioneer.
19: The Socio-Ethical Implications of Automatic Identification and Location Services.
20: The Economist.
21: The Rise of the Electrophorus.
22: The Professor Who Has Touched the Future.
23: The Do-It-Yourselfer RFID Implantee.
24: The Alzheimer's Carer.
25: Uberveillance.
26: Conclusion.
Acronyms and Abbreviations.
About the Contributors.