from the yet-another-standard dept.
Wes writes "If you've ever dreamed of having a system like they use on Star Trek, where credits are instantly passed back and forth, this is it. PayPal, from Confinity will let you do that. Just sign up, load the software onto your Palm or WinCE device and go. If the other person doesn't have the software, you can IR-beam it to them, same as transferring money. Never fear if you don't have a handheld. An e-mail address will do just fine, but no money beaming. Sounds like a new payment type for eBay. "
In less than a century, computers will be making substantial progress on
... the overriding problem of war and peace.
-- James Slagle