QR codes are a great high-tech was to give people lots of information with a minimum amount of effort, so you see them on everything from refrigerators in a store to exhibits in a museum. But who wants every passerby to be able to grab all of your own personal info?
My favorite science fiction quote is from Arthur C. Clarke: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. That's what immediately came to mind when I found this QR Code sculpture that uses the Sun to deliver discounts.
As if we needed more reasons to tell you how advanced South Korean society is in terms of integrating technology in innovative ways, here comes the virtual grocery store on subway platforms. Yep, they can shop for groceries, while waiting for the train to arrive. How efficient is that?
As pervasive as QR codes have become, one place we haven't seen it plastered on is currency. It's time to throw that thought out the window because in commemoration of the Royal Dutch Mint's 100th anniversary, silver and gold coins with a QR code will be produced.
QR codes are starting to pop up everywhere. What was once only a common sight in Japan is now taking the world by storm. We now have QR codes that are used for augmented reality, bring you to a website and soon you'll be able to make purchases just by scanning one with your smartphone's camera.