- Oct 1, 2000
My thoughts exactly... it does not cost anything extra to print a barcode on a package, but to embed a chip means having to invest in new packaging machines atc and the whole infrastructure itself.Originally posted by: The_good_guy
OMG.. this is so stupid on an enviormental aspect.
Barcodes are peices of paper with stripes, microchips are not only cost more to make, but it uses a lot more resources to produce it,.. this is a STUPID idea.
They are going to clutter teh landfills if it comes out cheap enough to put it on little johnny's cereal box.
I know theya re useful in certain things but there are limits. And what about privacy issues?