This is only peripherally connected with payments and I can’t decide whether it’s fun or silly. In any case it comes from Trendwatching which is the sort of website marketing types spend a lot of time surfing.
>"the Nespresso Chipcard (which stores coffee preferences for registered
individuals, and when inserted into a vending machine, communicates
with a central database to brew a personalised cup of coffee)."
One wonders about the need for a central database though, given it’s a smart card…