posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 06:28 PM
We've had this in America for at least a few years, I'm really surprised no one ever talks about it. I'm sure you're all familiar with Chase
Manhattan bank, which happens to be my bank for the time being. They issue Visa and Mastercard debit/check cards with a feature called "Blink" which
is an RFID contactless transaction technology. I have one in my wallet right now and never really realized what it was until now :O . Certain stores,
mostly a specific chain of drugstores, has special machines for the Blink cards, they aren't very popular though, I don't know anyone who uses it,
As I mentioned, no one in the RFID debate seems to be mentioning these, but it's nothing new. Eventually, as your story suggests, they'll do away
with the card altogether.