While pondering if Karl Marx could actually have met
Tesla, I thought of something else.
Lo and behold, the world's first long distance contactless
It works via the internet, there is an example website,
for a lotto. Right, the end user goes to the
chooses 4 numbers and clicks on the coin of their
country. They are then transferred to a page
where they can hold a coin against the screen, in this
a 100 Yen coin.
The 100 Yen value is then stashed into a secure database
and the end user gets the results of the numbers
they have picked, and collect a prize by putting the
coin against contactless thing again.
I have made it clear that it has to be the same coin, or
they'll end up with a 200 Yen value on a 100 Yen
coin and 0 value on another coin, and then where will
Imagine the embarrassment when they get to the front
of a long queue in 7-11 and "the machine says no".
I have only finished the Japanese part of the site, and
pachinko music is a little hard on the ears,
so remember to turn down the volume before visiting.
NB There is an altruistic side of this.