A China tme hoje o maior mercado mundial de RFID. Para quê? Para monitorar os cidadãos…Vejam post do Bruce Sterling, “Arphid Watch: If You Love China, You’ll Love RFID on Beyond the Beyond”.
“‘China now has the largest RFID market, as measured in terms of aggregate value. This according to research firm IDTechEx of Cambridge, UK, which has just released a new report entitled RFID in China 2007 – 2017. Following are additional findings from the research: IDTechEx pegs the Chinese RFID market’s value at US$1.9 billion. This figure represents the majority of the estimated $2.7 billion spent in the East Asia region, and 38 percent of the $4.96 billion global market.
China’s market dominance is due to the ‘peaking’ of orders for the nation’s contactless identification cards. China has allocated a whopping $6 billion to the national ID card project, $1.65 billion of which will be spent this year on 300 million cards and the necessary infrastructure, according to IDTechEx.
(((Yeah, they’re the world’s biggest arphid market, and their biggest application? Tracking citizens.)))”(…)