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Re: IPv6 end user addressing
From: mikea <mikea () mikea ath cx>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 06:35:58 -0500

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 05:49:03PM -0430, Greg Ihnen wrote:

What standards?  The RFID tag on the milk carton will, essentially, replace the bar code once RFID tags become 
cheap enough. It'll be like an uber-barcode with a bunch more information.

For keeping track of how much, cheap sensitive pressure transducers will know by the position of the RFID tag 
combined with the weight of the thing at that location in the refrigerator. There's no new standard required.

The technology to do this exists today. The integration and mainstream acceptance is still years, if not decades 
off, but, IPv6 should last for decades, so, if we don't plan for at least the things we can see coming today and 
already know feasible ways to implement, we're doomed for the other unexpected things we don't see coming.


What reads the RFID's and the pressure sensors? What server or application receives this data and deals with it 
according to the user's desires? How does that data or the information and alerts this system would generate get to 
the user's devices? There has to be a device in the home or a server somewhere for a service the home owner 
subscribes to which keeps an inventory of all these things and acts on it. 

Do you really think it's going to be common place for people to have this kind of technology and more importantly use 
it?

And why do you think the fridge manufacturers will get it right in
cheaply-made consumer-grade products, when it's not being done right in
muh pricier automated self-check-out checkstands? I avoid self-check-out
checkstands because they fail in one way or another so damnably often.
My last encounter had the software failing to realize that a package of
100 nuts and 100 screws weighed a significan amount; the result was that
for each such package I tried to check out, I had to have someone from
the store come over, log in, do something, and log out again. Five times
total. 

*Not* satisfactory. 

I don't expect that the fridge makers will do any better. 

-- 
Mike Andrews, W5EGO
mikea () mikea ath cx
Tired old sysadmin 


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