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Chapter 7. Privacy in the Future > INSULATING IDENTITY

INSULATING IDENTITY

Today's Internet consists mostly of computers, web sites, and email systems. Tomorrow's Net will be crammed full of devices from cell phones to toasters, all of them with the ability to share information about you. The possibilities are both extremely cool and a little creepy.

UCLA computer scientist Len Kleinrock sees a future where Net-connected "smart spaces" can instantly identify you, using RFID chips in the walls, floors, and even under your skin.


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