Smartphones are most definitely the future, today they are used for anything from taking calls all the way up to controlling your home’s security, heating and more.
Interestingly, the UK Government is reportedly looking at taking this even further, with The Guardian reporting that they are looking to switch from paper passports to smartphone-based passports.
Currently, all UK passports are produced in paper by De La Rue, but according to this report, they are working on a new technology that will remove the need for these paper-based passports, which will apparently work in a similar way to mobile boarding cards.
All of your information would be stored securely on the smartphone, and will allow you to travel with just your smartphone, and forget about any kind of document with you.
A spokesperson from De La Rue said the following about it.
“Technology is at the forefront of De La Rue’s business, and as you would expect we are always looking at new innovations and technology solutions for our customers around the world.”
“Paperless passports are one of many initiatives that we are currently looking at, but at the moment it is a concept that is at the very early stages of development.”
As of yet, we don’t know how official this is, but it’s likely that this won’t come into fruition for a few years yet.
Source The Telegraph