Wearable Computing and the WearPOS (TM)
A WearPOS (TM) is a
wearable computer embodiment which has as one of it's primary
functions that of a POS (Point of Sale) system. A WearPOS (TM)
(wearable Point of Sale system) therefore includes the ability to
read the magetic stipes off the back of credit cards, wirelessly
processing sales transactions in real time.
The name, WearPOS (TM), was coined by
Steve Mann when I explained
what I wanted to do with a wearable computer to him. Since Steve is the
Assistant Mailroom Clerk of EXISTech Corp., WearPOS (TM)
is a trademark of EXISTech Corp. rather than Steve Mann due to
the Intellectual Property policies
of EXISTech Corp.
The ability to process payments by accepting credit cards is very
usefull to a Corporatized (TM) individual
enjoying Self Ownership (TM). With a WearPOS (TM),
the corporate body is able to reduce financial leakage. By simply
having representatives of client organizations swipe a company
credit card through the magnetic reader at the time services are
rendered, members of alien organizations can be prevented from the
theft of services they were previously able to get away with.
Equiped with a WearPOS (TM), one could, for example,
require that representitives of the IRS swipe a credit card to purchase
ten minutes of the wearer's valuable time before agreeing to speak to
them. The wearer could require that highwaymen (ie. traffic cops)
swipe a credit card to purchase a copy of the wearer's signature
before agreeing to sign a traffic citation. The wearer could also
require these highwaymen to swipe a credit card to pay for the service of
retransmitting their radar signal off the wearer's vehicle.
Since these highwaymen would have already obtained this service, their
refusal to do so would, of course, constitute theft of services,
a criminal act forcing the wearer to put their corporate tax dollars
to work by involving the police in the matter. :-)
Applications of this nature are virtually limitless and there is a
myriad of case law to support the right of corporations to charge for
legal services provided and no individual or organization has the right
to abscond with offered services for free (ie. to steal them). If an
individual or organization does not want to pay for legally offered
services, they may simply choose not to become a customer (ie. a
consumer of those services). Consumption without payment is illegal
and enforcable by law.
WearPOS 2 is my current system.
WearPOS 1 is my previous system.