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"Generally, the human race avoids doing anything radical until forced into it."
- Frederik Pohl

Smart Tag  
  A piece of graffiti, or a small sticker tag, that could survive being placed on walls designed to be self-cleaning.  

One of the rules in William Gibson's writings is that for every invention, there is an equal-and-opposite invention.

…Someone had once come up with a smart tag, a sort of decal they'd somehow adhered to the [smart] wall, although [they] had not been able to figure out how they'd done it without being seen. Maybe they'd shot it from a distance. It was the tag of a gang called the Chupacabras, a fearsome spiky thing, all black and red, insectoid and menacing.
From All Tomorrow's Parties, by William Gibson.
Published by Putnam in 1999
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Smart tags were also able to use animated holograms to make their point. Also, take a look at the real smart tags - RFID tag technology.

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