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The future of how consumers pay for everyday items will soon change.

Were you ever next in line to pay at the register and you start having difficulties finding your credit card in your purse. Or have you reached in your back pocket and can’t seem to find your wallet anywhere? The cashier along with the the long line of people behind you are getting frustrated and you still can’t manage to locate any of your cards. We all been through it. But now with the help of modern day technology- we may not have to suffer any longer. There is an updated wearable payment wristband created by Barclays, called Key Fobs, that can be attached to any flat surface, including a mobile phone. The bPay devices can be used by anyone with a registered Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card. This device includes an extra security measure, called tokenisation, which ensures that the card details stored on a phone are never passed to the retailer. In order to access your money on the bPay wristband, fund can be pre-loaded by adding money online, via a mobile app or by automatic top-up.

So the next time you’re at a register with this new wristband, you are no longer faced with having to rummage through a pile of junk looking for your credit card. All you have to do is tap your wrist on the card scanner, then POOF, transaction complete!

There’s a similar wristband device on the market that allows consumers to perform activities with their heartbeat! 

Nymi, which is a wristband that when you snap on, it is able to measure your heartbeat. This will “authenticate” you with the wristband, and allows the Nymi to interact securely with any of your connected devices. So if you have gadgets to “automate” with your home your Nymi can control those systems. This wristband can turn off your security system, adjust your thermostat, and turn on your lights all with your heart sensors. It can connect to your cars system and with a slight motion, signal it to open your trunk.


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Drones the Modern Day Waiting Staff???

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Will the “traditional idea of a waiting staff” become obsolete? Will people be replaced by flying drones that will carry food from the kitchen to the table? Who knows what the future holds, however, that is the route modern restaurants are heading!

Take a restaurant in Singapore for instance. Singaporean restaurant-bar chain Timbre is employing a fleet of flying drones as waitstaff for its live-music eateries. Earlier this month they have unveiled a new experiment to show the reliability of commercial drones bringing food and drinks to the customers.

To most the concept is bother some for the fact that robots are replacing humans, therefore, taking jobs away from people who need them. However, the future of drones and restaurants does not replace people at all!

According to Lui, “The drones help to eliminate the need for the restaurant’s wait staff to weave through the busy dining area, as they’re responsible for flying the food from the kitchen over the heads of hungry customers.”

He also says that the use of drones in a dining atmosphere allows for the waiting staff to have more interactions with customers, which will enhance their dining experience which will lead to better business.

I personally would pay more money to have drones deliver me food, therefore, I like where the future of dining is heading. I think this will eventually become reality in many restaurants and I am here for it! What a time to be alive.

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  • Liu, H. (2015, February 17). Drone waiters are ready to serve in Singapore – CNET. Retrieved October 15, 2015.