Nicola Tesla once said: “When wireless is perfectly applied, the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance.” It sounds to me like Nicola Tesla had predicted the invention of a smart phone, doesn’t it? Or by describing a digital nervous system he basically anticipated the Internet of Things? And while a smart phone is no doubt one of the greatest smart inventions of the 21st century, instant communication in a smart way has gone far beyond personal use.
Charles Dickens once said: “A very little key will open a very heavy door.” Little did he know back in the 1800s that there will come a day when no physical key will be needed to open a door. Regardless of how heavy the door is and perhaps does not even have an actual keyhole. In the previous post we’ve talked about the IoT applications and how NFC technology drives the development. Today we want to go deeper and explore one of the key IoT applications (pun intended).
Brendan O’Brien once said: “If you think that the internet has changed your life, think again. The Internet of Things is about to change it all over again!”. And boy he wasn’t wrong! From consumer goods to industrial 4.0, from self-driving vehicles to entire smart home ecosystems – nowadays everything can be connected to the Internet of Things. What does this have to do with NFC, you may ask? Lets explore this.
Bill Gates once said: “The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.” When we look around today, the payment industry has gone through a tremendous amount of change, from paying in cash, using cheques, paying with a card and entering a pin to contactless payment and paying with consumer wearables products, such as smart rings or smart watches. And it has seamlessly integrated into our everyday lives.
Charles Darwin once said: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” And this still holds true today when we talk about successful organisations in dynamic markets.