Barcodes codes were the brainchild of the American inventor and mechanical engineer, Joseph Woodland, who was looking for a more efficient way of capturing product information at supermarket checkouts. Seventy years later, people are still finding new and unexpected uses for barcodes.
FIFA’s head of security, Helmut Spahn, says football fans can travel to the World Cup without fear of hooliganism or terrorism. Much of the technology used to keep the venues safe and secure rely on International Standards.
Think about it, shopping has never been easier or quicker, with the swipe of a barcode. Not to mention, we can get into buildings using voice recognition and fingerprints, instead of fumbling around for the key. In an age of information overload, we store hundreds of work and other do