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Product: Drink Container: Cup
Beggar's Cyber Cup Lid   (+2)  [vote for, against]
Why should the Internet of things bypass the less privileged?

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

random, halfbakery