This is a fascinating article on using biometric chips in cell phones so that they can completely replace credit cards, passwords, and common security system measures used today. I watched the job postings at Apple when they appeared and wondered what they were up to. The author of this article, Mike Elgan, has probably hit the nail on the head.
I first was acquainted with using the iPhone to replace credit cards when Starbucks introduced their new app that allows you to make purchases at any Starbucks store without using a credit card or cash at the point of purchase. Now, with the use of finger print or iris biometrics built into the phone, along with short distance networking, the process could become much more secure and seamless.
Where the future will take us…
- How Apple and Google Will Kill the Password (pcworld.com)