Nano Technology – The Future of the QR Code

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Nano Technology – The Future of the QR Code

Nano Technology – The Future of the QR Code

Interested in nanotechnology? It’s soon to be used in something as ordinary as scanning your groceries! For anyone interested in the latest technology, they should turn their eyes to nano technology; the science that involves creating machines the size of a nano particle. While we haven’t evolved quite as far as the nano particles in Michael Chrichton’s famous book, ‘Prey’ we have come far enough to be able to purchase our groceries, and use a credit card through a smart phone with nano technology.

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Nano Tech Chip More Convenient Than A QR Code

Despite the fact that the use of QR codes has risen more than 40% in the last year alone, specialists such as Fred Huet, Greenwich, England consultant, believes they won’t be around for too much longer.

“The QR scanning process is inherently inconvenient for the user, compared to other technologies such as Near Field Communication. There is a risk of being replaced in the future by more accessible alternatives.”

And with the release of the Nano sized rectena, that more convenient and accessible software may already be here.

How the Rectena Works

The Rectena is a tiny bit of nano technology that is essentially electronic ink. The nanotech is something of a cross between an antenna and a common AC/DC (not the band) current converter that has been printed onto plastic foils. The electronic ink allows the Rectena to be printed nearly anywhere, and more importantly, to be printed for the cost of only 1 cent.

The antenna can be used to store, and direct information to a phone when it is scanned by that phone. Because the rectena is essentially a very small chip, it can use the radiowaves of your phone to transfer information, direct you to the correct pricing, and even show you any other sort of information that the makers of the rectena care to reveal.

The creators, Near Field Technology, are the makers of the same nano technology that allows smart phone users to scan their credit cards with their phone. The Rectena could be used as a better QR code, because unlike the very limited QR, it can be used to give access to more information, and can do more than one thing at once.

Printable Ink Nano technology Four Years in The Making

While impressive, this bit of nanotechnology supposedly took several researchers from the Sunchon National University and the Paru Printed Electronics Research Institute around four years to create.

The software creators include Gyoujin Cho who speaks excitedly about the creation, “What is great about this technique is that we can also print the digital information onto the rectenna, meaning that everything you need for wireless communication is in one place.”

The Rectena to Be Used as Mobile Technology

Despite the fact that this bit of nano tech probably won’t be changing the world any time soon, it will give mobile users a greater access to information about products, where they come from and etc. Already, mobile users are finding QR codes to scan to find company information, price comparisons and more. What else could we do when the technology and information isn’t limited to one type of media, or a single distribution channel.

Nano technology could provide the key to the future of technology, and this latest technology is certainly exciting for everyone, even if you don’t have a smart phone that can scan the Rectena.

What do you think about nano tech? Is it safe and beneficial for everyone? Or do you think that it could be as potentially dangerous as it has been painted in Sci Fi over the years? Let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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