Keeping track of your personal pet using any means necessary
is one thing, but embedding RFID
chips into some 20 aquarium fishes is taking things to a whole 'nother level. Sure, we've seen RoboFish
unleashed in a public aquarium and the means to care for your guppy remotely
, but officials at the Underwater World in Singapore
now have a much more exciting way to learn details about the animals customers see. Reportedly, the name and species (among other information) about the chipped marine animals are displayed on touchscreen displays whenever they swim by, which eliminates the old fashioned "match the picture with the fish" signs that still exist in other facilities. The project was set up over a three month period and set the venue back $19,600, but considering that the execs are thinking about risking someone's life to tag sharks
in the near future, we can only assume that it's been a hit.
[Thanks, Andrew B.]