NFC Digs Fresh Ground

Near field communication (NFC) is a technology that allows a device like your mobile phone to be recognized by a specially programmed tag or machine, allowing instant transfer of information as well as transactions such as buying tickets or checking into hotel rooms. It essentially transforms customer service into software. It will send a lot of clerking and sales jobs to the boneyard.

You might find more human interaction among actual graves, where headstones may soon be NFC-enabled []. One day you’ll be able to stroll down memory lane (not necessarily your memories) listening to voices from the beyond tell their tales with a simple touch of your mobile. So those Tuesdays with Morrie don’t have to come to an end. You might want to avoid the cemetery on Memorial Day unless you enjoy a cacophony of old war stories.

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