I told my mom about near field communications. You know, bring able to use mobile devices like the iPhone to pay for goods and services.
After she was done reminding me how this will help me because I'm always losing my wallet but not my phone, she realized the advantage this will have for her business as well. Of course, here business doesn't involve retail but I think NFC will go beyond retail and even get into business-to-business transactions.
I told her it would still be years before this becomes a reality. After all, it is taking Starbucks so long to roll out payment through the iPhone that is only limited to selected stores.
Now, if only the DMV will also create an app that substitute for identification or license to via mobile devices, then I can truly ditch my wallet.
-- Post From My iPad