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Where would you like to see NFC used?

Last week, we tried out NFC purchasing within the comfy confines of the Hoyts' business-class La Premiere cinema seats, but we've begun wondering what other uses there are for the technology, apart from prising us from our cash more easily.

The system, as explained in the video above, works well if you're one of the lucky few to be toting an NFC-enabled phone.

Speaking to the MasterCard guys and gals after the event, they nominated a few other potential uses for NFC technology. The most fetching of these is for developing countries; where the cost of installing credit-card terminals in taxis is prohibitive, an NFC sticker could be installed for next to nothing, thereby allowing middle-class clientele to pay via an electronic wallet.

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