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Demonseed Elite
From physorg:

HP Unveils Revolutionary Wireless Chip that Links the Digital and Physical Worlds

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HP today announced that its researchers have developed a miniature wireless data chip that could provide broad access to digital content in the physical world.

With no equal in terms of its combination of size, memory capacity and data access speed, 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.
nezumi
To give a slightly more elucidating quote:

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The chip has a 10 megabits-per-second data transfer rate 10 times faster than Bluetooth wireless technology and comparable to Wi-Fi speeds effectively giving users instant retrieval of information in audio, video, photo or document form. With a storage capacity ranging from 256 kilobits to 4 megabits in working prototypes, it could store a very short video clip, several images or dozens of pages of text. Future versions could have larger capacities.

Information can be accessed by a read-write device that could be incorporated into a cell phone, PDA, camera, printer or other implement. To access information, the read-write device is positioned closely over the chip, which is then powered so that the stored data is transferred instantly to the display of the phone, camera or PDA or printed out by the printer. Users could also add information to the chip using the various devices.


No mention of probably cost, however. Neat start though. Kinda a shame it's looking like the world will jump straight to 4th edition, skipping 1-3.
El_Machinae
Well, cost will come down. That's what it does smile.gif
Jrayjoker
Range sounds like the real issue right now, but that will go up as cost goes down. To quote a very wise person:

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...That's what it does smile.gif
Kyoto Kid
...and they're one of my clients hehhehheh....
emo samurai
QUOTE (nezumi)
To give a slightly more elucidating quote:

[QUOTE]The chip has a 10 megabits-per-second data transfer rate 10 times faster than Bluetooth wireless technology and comparable to Wi-Fi speeds effectively giving users instant retrieval of information in audio, video, photo or document form. With a storage capacity ranging from 256 kilobits to 4 megabits in working prototypes, it could store a very short video clip, several images or dozens of pages of text. Future versions could have larger capacities.

Kinda a shame it's looking like the world will jump straight to 4th edition, skipping 1-3.

So.... 100 nuyen.gif cyberlimbs and high-level research that is improbably put on networked servers?
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