Y’know how experts are always forecasting that we’ll soon be using our phones for everything, including ePayments and eTicketing and sutff? Well hold onto your hat, because the future is now. In sticker form.
KSW Microtec AG, a manufacturer of RFID components for credit cards and such, has developed an RFID sticker for your phone that functions as an alternative to your traditional wallet full of cards.
The sticker acts in lieu of your credit or debit card and is apparently affixed ‘securely’ to your phone, in order to meet credit card companies’ authentication standards. What ‘securely’ means in the world of stickers is certainly beyond me. Velcro? When does a sticker cease being a sticker, anyway?
In any case, assuming this technology is easy-to-use, functional, and secure, this could be a wildly-popular alternative to buying a new phone in the future. Hell, the white iPhone might even be out by then. Just pop a sticker on that shizz and you’re good to go.