PARIS, France (AP) — France is leaping toward a cashless future with a nationwide launch this year of computerized “smart cards,” a concept that has so far failed to entice many American, British and German consumers. Could we could be nearing the end of life of paper money?
Archive for October, 2003
Developed by Paul Dietz and a team at the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the iGlassware system signals staff when you are ready for a refill. It uses an adaptation of the radio frequency identification (RFID) tag technology that is used to stop people stealing goods from shops.