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MIT: The Future of NFC in Everyday Life

October 24, 2008 in Wireless Industry News

What would a future filled with NFC (Near-Field Communication) technology look like? The MIT Mobile Experience Lab attempted to answer this question with a short video and white paper. Video after the jump.

Most of the applications mentioned in the video – buying tickets, transferring files, reading information from smart posters – are probably nothing new if you’ve been following NFC over the past year or so. But there’s definitely some unique possibilities here, such as the restaurant menu poster that allows you to “build a sandwich” by picking from an NFC-enabled ingredient list. And something as simple as an NFC tag on a DVD or Blu-Ray (see white paper) that takes you to the movie’s trailer could seriously change the way we shop. It’d be really cool, if, several years from now, you could scan an NFC tag from a shirt, or some other article of clothing, and see how it looks on a “virtual you” application on your phone.

What I’m starting to realize is that NFC doesn’t necessarily allow us to suddenly accomplish things that we couldn’t do before, it lets us do things far more efficiently than before.

MIT White Paper

MIT Mobile Experience Laboratory

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[...] (Proxama’s Head of Marketing), here’s a link to Nokia Phone Blog’s article on MIT’s recent NFC study. A lot of the concepts I mentioned in my last post are there, with the exception of the NFC-built [...]

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