What if there was no register when you walked into a store? Maybe something else you’re carrying, like a watch or phone with a ring emitting signal can be your currency.
It might sound like the stuff of science fiction but futurist and social scientist Heather Schlegel says it’s not.
“And so, rather than having to wait in a line, or the time to actually pay, you can just be like, ‘Boom. That’s was I want’ really fact and like be able to leave really quickly and know that it might be secure too,” Schlegel says.