Ever thought it’d be cool to have really tiny little tracking pellets embedded in every piece of food you eat? Me neither, but there are some convincing arguments for it here.
Prototype NutriSmart RFID tags can be mixed in with food, enabling retrieval of short range (think Bluetooth range) data from the tags. This would enable reader devices like smart plates, smart fridges or your average smartphone to tell you all kinds of useful things about your foods; when they’re going bad, how far they traveled to get to your table, when you’re getting low on supplies, how many calories it contains, when you’re about to eat something you’re deathly allergic to.
Naturally there are all kinds of incredible privacy issues just waiting to arise from this, so check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments. Yay or nay? Would the privacy issues bother you? If not privacy, would you be bothered simply by having little tags in your food itself?