The Check-Outs Of The FUTURE...Future...future

The team at Fast Company recently visited National Cash Register's "Innovation Center" to get a sneek peek at some of the technology that might show up in ATMs, kiosks, and self-service systems in the (hopefully) not too distant future.

The technology relies heavily on our cellphone being used to transfer data and payments—a philosophy that has already taken hold in countries like Japan and even in some major US airports. That's all well and good, but I'm looking for machines that automatically ring-up everything in my grocery cart. Seriously, it's the 21st century. I shouldn't have to wait for a cashier to slowly scan countless items for an old lady writing a check. [FastCompany]