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Would You Order Food Via RFID?

We've all agreed that the idea of organizing your wine rack with RFID technology, an automatic identification method that relies on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders, is completely geek chic. We've also agreed that the prospect of H&M allowing shoppers to purchase items via a Semacode bar that is read by a cell phone may revolutionize shopping, but is the notion of ordering food via RFID as intriguing?

This week The Korea Times reported that McDonald's and SK Telecom have unveiled a new ordering system that will allow customers to use mobile phones and infra-red sensors to make orders from their table. The system will send customers a phone message when their meal is ready. Apparently, the "Touch Order" menu is the first in the world to utilize the radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology in a self-ordering system at a restaurant. Do you think you would use this service?

Source: Korea Times

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veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
haha. this is really innovative.
areasontohope areasontohope 9 years
I have a feeling if we used that technology here things would get really messed up really easily.
telewyo telewyo 9 years
Sure. Anymore, I usually order pizza for delivery from the website. You can see the menu and deals and the secure credit card entry allows you to print an instant receipt. It's more convenient than waiting on hold and so far, for me, they've gotten my orders correct more often than calling. I would totally do this for fast food...but a sit down restaurant would be weird.
jaie22 jaie22 9 years
Sounds too easy to screw up. I'd probably manage to get my own order wrong and then not be able to figure out how to undo it.
mediafreak mediafreak 9 years
cool. it'll sure be useful in korea since people depend highly on their cellphones.(more than you'd think! they do everything by cellphone there...)
notoriuskitty notoriuskitty 9 years
I don't think I would use something like this. I work at McDonald's (only til I graduate college in December wooo!) and it's hard enough for people to say their order let alone send it in.
tnj107 tnj107 9 years
This would interesting to see if they could get the order correct and not mixed up.
jdots24 jdots24 9 years
Its sorta like going online and ordering food then picking it up. I do that all the time. Its just using a phone, not a computer.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
sure, why not? i think people put too much emphasis on person to person interactions.
KadBunny KadBunny 9 years
What CAN'T you do with a phone these days? o: I actually think I might use it. Like whether you're in line or not you really have no control over what's getting sent to you anyway. They still mess up in person; except this time you get to sit around and chill while complaining :D
yeahzach yeahzach 9 years
Sounds like a pretty cool idea. And lines at mcdonalds around here are always long, but I think I'd wait it out and just order in person :D
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I went to a Taco Bell once where you could order your own food from a touch screen, really no different.
Leopardcc Leopardcc 9 years
Um no that is strange
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