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“Square has just put the word out that it is rolling out to 30 NY taxis today, but instead of the white scanners we’ve come to love, riders will be the first to lay their eyes on brand new, rather sexy hardware. As you can see in the picture, it’s quite gorgeous. Square replaced the annoying LCD with an iPad, letting you to pay while the trip is in progress. Plus, it even sends receipts right to your phone or email.”
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Square has just put the word out that it is rolling out to 30 NY taxis today, but instead of the white scanners we’ve come to love, riders will be the first to lay their eyes on brand new, rather sexy hardware. As you can see in the picture, it’s quite gorgeous. Square replaced the annoying LCD with an iPad, letting you to pay while the trip is in progress. Plus, it even sends receipts right to your phone or email.”

(via Square Hits NY Taxis with Sexy Hardware)

The strongest impacts of an emergent technology are always unanticipated. You can’t know what people are going to do until they get their hands on it and start using it on a daily basis, using it to make a buck and u­sing it for criminal purposes and all the different things that people do. The people who invented pagers, for instance, never imagined that they would change the shape of urban drug dealing all over the world. But pagers so completely changed drug dealing that they ultimately resulted in pay phones being removed from cities as part of a strategy to prevent them from becoming illicit drug markets. We’re increasingly aware that our society is driven by these unpredictable uses we find for the products of our imagination.