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Barcodes are used for...
  • keeping track of the large number of items in a store
  • tracking of item movement, including rental cars, airline luggage, nuclear waste, mail and parcels.
  • individual bees for researchers to track the insects' mating habits.
  • tickets which allows the holder to enter sports arenas, cinemas, theatres, fairgrounds, transportation etc.
  • for advertisement, information services etc. (for mobile tagging)
  • and can also be used for the game thing where you get creatures when you scan a barcode, those things are cool!
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