article talks about license, cash, credit cards.... replacing the wallet... that's not going to happen. Men will carry wallets (for other stuff) and women will carry handbags (cause it's fashionable and again... other stuff).
NYT's got it wrong, again.
It's not about the wallet being replaced, but the dawn of the Global ID that we'll all have. All the disruptiveness in the valley is pointing at this solution being available in the future.
The world of Logan's Run is coming, due to the sake of convenience (your own UUID can pay, be a license, etc...) and security (can be monitored atomically). We, the people, need to make sure and demand protection laws are in place so we don't end up with a Logan's Run society. Stuff like Apple pay are ignoring that aspect and just being rushed to market (in the cover of "beta"). And don't count on the folks in DC, corporations, or rich guys being nice (foundations) making sure fair "rules and mitigation" practices are in place.