Imagine a man walking down the street of a crowded city like London or Tokyo. The man steps into a glass booth very similar to a phone booth except this booth has no phone. He pulls his keys from his pocket and slides a small, credit card like card through the side of what appears to be a debit machine.
This machine may resemble a debit machine in outward appearance but that is where the similarities stop. This machine has a slightly bigger screen lcd screen, a QWERTY keyboard, and a broadband connection.
The card he put in the machine unlocked his personal email account. He’s now able to send and receive emails from the kiosk for a nominal fee each month added directly to his email account.
The question isn’t, “do we have the technology and the market to make it happen?”
The question IS, “Who’ll be the first to do it?”