And that’s exactly my point, we are already carrying this stuff around, so stick it inside so we don’t have to carry anything around any more. But more than this, all our personal data can be stored inside so that these BIG Data companies are not charged with storing it (and getting hacked).
Imagine a world where we don’t have to carry any cards, any passports, any money, any ID, any loyalty cards, any tickets or passes, where we don’t need to remember passwords or login details. Where we are in control of our data, not the big Institutions… but where we have access to everything we currently do, and more?
It’s OK if people don’t want this idea, they will just get excluded from things (much like the current scenario where sometimes contactless payments are mandatory so the cash-carriers are already excluded), or if they have an accident, they will lose vital time while old-school lookups are done to find out stuff rather than just reading the chip.
I can also accept that people don’t want to be tracked. Those people obviously do not use public transport or their own vehicles (because they are already being tracked when using those things) and they hide their faces when walking down the street. For those who have nothing to hide, what is the argument against?
And yes, we could wear a smartwatch… but that’s just another thing to break or charge or get stolen.
We already accept that fingerprint or Iris scanning technology is becoming more widespread - the Iris is inside the body remember - so I really don’t see the downside…as long as it’s secure and not able to be hacked for illegal purposes - but that applies to everything, Curve cards included.
Since this is the Curve forum, and a big selling point is “The only card you need to carry”, this discussion is about taking that further… “The only card you don’t need to carry any more”