Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Beggar's Cyber Cup Lid

Why should the Internet of things bypass the less privileged?
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A lid that fits the most popular cardboard coffee cups includes a slot for bills and another slot for coins. The slots have scanner tech that counts the money inserted and sends money-insertion signals to a Bluetooth transceiver embedded into the underside of the lid to allow connectivity to a phone app such as one for financial planning, online shopping, or even online banking . A speaker embedded in the lid can be per-programmed with selectable/recordable responses such as "thank you" and "have a nice day".
the porpoise, Jul 16 2014


       Also, it could eject counterfeit coins, and torn or folded notes.
pocmloc, Jul 16 2014

       //and torn or folded notes.   

       Give them to me...   

       Presumably the cyber lid has a processor for payment by bitcoins?
not_morrison_rm, Jul 16 2014

       Taking this a little further, why not simply implement the beggars in software? In this day and age, there's surely no need to have them as hardware, occupying valuable space?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 18 2014


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