2011-10-21 16h47_12

So, imagine this: you're walking through the mall, heading to the food court to munch on whatever greasy, artery clogging slop you can find. You sit down, pull out your mobile, tap it on the table, order your food, pay, and wait for your phone to notify you that your meal is ready. No lines, no feeling rushed because you have no idea what you want -- just you and your phone. Sounds awesome, right?

That's exactly what Australian design firm S-Digital wants for the future of the food court, and to prove how badly they want it, they made it happen. The proof of concept is called BrandTable, and it's little more than some circular stickers with embedded NFC tags inside. A tap of the phone takes you to the respective food establishment's website where you can order and pay, all without having to get your lazy ass out of the seat -- you will, however, have to get up to go get your food. Some technology, huh?

Unfortunately, this is still years from practical implementation, but there are few words that can explain how much I want it right now. This is some serious Back to the Future stuff -- Doc Brown would be so proud.

[via Techcrunch]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://About.me/DarknesSx DarknesSx

    Spending money is getting more fun as time passes... and this isn't good for users..

    • http://www.weblogku.com Azam

      Hahaha... :D
      Totally agreed with that...

  • aa

    American cellphone systems are seriously behind. Please catch up soon, we can do more cool stuff like this on your phone.

  • Hal Motley

    Quite an interesting concept. Wouldn't mind investigating it further if it reached the U.K.!