You Won’t Believe What You’ll Use as a Credit Card in the Future
There’s technologically advanced fashion out there for everyone these days — wearables to help with everything from a boost in energy to reapplying your deodorant (true!), backpacks that change color in the sun and more. But credit card giant Mastercard has taken the concept of connectivity one step further with their “Commerce for Every Device” campaign, part of which includes designs by Rihanna favorite Adam Selman.
Mastercard, armed with the knowledge from Cisco that there will be over 50 billion connected devices in 2020, wants to make wearable items into payable devices. The company teamed up with Selman, who designed a dress, gloves, earrings, a clutch and sunglasses you can use to pay — no, seriously. The payment chips are embedded in the pieces and connected via Bluetooth, making the swipe of a gloved hand an easy way to pay for lunch. Ringly and Nymi are also in production for payment wearables.
The pieces debuted earlier this month at the Money 20/20 Conference in Las Vegas. While there’s no word yet on how much these pieces will set you back, there’s talk that they’ll be ready in the second half of 2016 — perhaps in time for this year’s technology-themed Met Gala?
Tell us the one item you’d want to see with a payment chip in the comments!
(Photos via Mastercard)