NFC technology will be interesting & important in your life

NFC should have your attention because it is paving the way of the future. With the technology as it currently stands, credit cards and cash are basically redundant. We no longer need them. Why would we? It also makes a lot of other things redundant, too.

For example, in Hong Kong, commuters are able to touch their phone on and off public transport – so the phone effectively works as the card. All people need is an NFC enabled phone, and the relevant app. We’ve got a similar setup here in our Aussie backyards. The Opal card system in NSW uses NFC technology, which has replaced the now archaic paper-ticket method.

If it all seems a bit much, this interconnectivity, zap, tap, frapping us at every corner we turn, you’d better get used to it. Because we’re only at the beginning.

Although NFC technology is only catching on around the globe slowly, who knows what it holds in store? It doesn’t even have to be NFC technology. What’s important is that this sort of capability is available. In ten, twenty, maybe fifty years’ time, there’s a chance that chips like these will be implanted directly into our bodies. Sure, I’m merely speculating. But why not?

Today, you use a credit card to pay for your day-to-day living expenses. Tomorrow, you use your mobile phone. The day after tomorrow, you use your wrist. It really isn’t that far-fetched.

As technology evolves, our lives change. And technology, dear reader, is evolving not just rapidly – but in exponential proportions. Hold on, sit tight, and get ready. Because what’s ahead, it looks exciting… Or creepy, I guess. That’s for you to decide.

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