Only a few years ago, Wal-Mart was pushing RFID on its suppliers as a way to track merchandise from source to distribution center to stock room to selling floor. Today, new-generation RFID tags are helping Wal-Mart, Walgreens, and others trigger restocking efforts and coordinate displays with timing of advertising flights. RFID is even being used to track surgical sponges in hospital operating rooms to ensure that patients don't go home with extras sewn inside.
To find out more about RFID and its latest uses in retailing and beyond, I periodically click over to RFID Journal. That's where I learned that RFID technology is helping track King Tut's treasures as they trek around the museum world in various exhibitions. Interesting vision of high-tech helping King Tut.