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Follow the Money: Tiny Transistors Track Cash


Science & Tech  (tags: Money, Banks, Transistors, technology, Tracking, security )

Anna
- 1297 days ago - news.discovery.com
Banks have long considered placing silicon transistors on currency for security purposes, but the technology was too chunky and intensive for paper bills. Now, tiny low-power organic transistors developed by German scientists could make it possible to....



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Jeannette A. (146)
Friday February 25, 2011, 6:06 am
I wondering if this could cause any health concerns for people like bank tellers who could be handling large amounts of bills?
 

Arild Warud (164)
Friday February 25, 2011, 7:32 am
Thanks Anna.
 

Robyn M. (2)
Friday February 25, 2011, 8:36 am
Kind of scary!
 

Ian Donelson (149)
Friday February 25, 2011, 10:02 am
Interesting. Thanks for the post.
 

Mary L. (138)
Friday February 25, 2011, 11:34 am
Noted, thank you Anna. Those who believe the government is already big brother will be even more concerned. Besides weren't the plastic strips in the new money suppose to be able to track the bills?
 

linda b. (190)
Friday February 25, 2011, 12:14 pm
Noted thanks Anna
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Friday February 25, 2011, 12:23 pm
no stopping technological evolution
 

Charles Thomas (1)
Friday February 25, 2011, 12:31 pm
What possible use would there be in knowing where the bills are. Unnecessary government expenditures? Big brother is watching.
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday February 25, 2011, 1:32 pm
noted, thanks
 

Michael M. (5)
Friday February 25, 2011, 2:00 pm
Well since low end bills are going away in favor of Debit Cards, I don't see this as that much of a big deal. And after the higher end bills like $50 and $100 leave the country for the drug lords, how are you going to track it then?
 

Lyn Z. (294)
Friday February 25, 2011, 3:50 pm
Interesting. Thanks Anna.
It might be a good way to track "drug money" or perhaps couldn't be copied.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday February 25, 2011, 4:44 pm
Sounds like a good way to detect fake bills.
 

Kaye S. (45)
Friday February 25, 2011, 11:30 pm
Cool cash?
 

Trish K. (93)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 1:06 am
It's always about finding the money. Shouldn't this be done with our children when they are born just incase they get stolen or left in the woods for dead ? Just do it on the Q't and bring our kids and soldiers home.
 

John Y. (76)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 8:25 am
Thanks for the information.
 

Ron Gordon (14)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 11:33 am
It's bound to come... BIG BROTHER is ALWAYS WATCHING...
 

Ann L. (34)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 12:57 pm
Enless possibilities here. Thanks for the info. FB.
 

Deborah L. (70)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 4:30 pm
Other countries glued these plastic strips on the outer side of the money. The U.S. was the only actually embedded these strips between the dollar weaving. Most money is made with cotton. You can pull these strips out some will break and others come out easily. It is a way for businesses to know exactly how much money you have on you when you enter their business. It is also another way to track you as you travel say in a car, with all the GPS readers and other modes of scanning people, you can be tracked by the amount of paper money you have on you and if different they can no doubt track what stores it was spent at.

This may be another reason they want to go back to coin dollars. They can put the tracking devices inside of the coins and you would never know. And as for returning to coins over dollars, these people who dream up this stuff have never rolled up twenty dollars in pennies and then had to take them to the bank right?
 
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