At the upcoming The Next HOPE (Hackers On Planet Earth) conference organized
bi-yearly by 2600: The Hacker Quarterly, the RFID badges distributed to
attendees will be fully hackable, complete with open API. In a HOPE press
release and video, commentary is made on how data passively collected through
RFID badges can be used to explore a number of interesting questions regarding
group and individual behavior; by encouraging attendees a way to access,
manipulate, and interact with that data, they expect to see new ideas emerge
about the capabilities and potential misuses of RFID-based technologies.