Juniper Research predicts NFC transactions will reach $670 billion by 2015, up from $240 billion this year.
I came upon a video of a recent TED talk by an artist named Aaron Koblin. He takes vast amounts of data and creates stunning visualizations. The visualizations of the data help to create meaning from the raw data. Using technology -- or as he puts it, "an interface" -- Koblin combines small, individually meaningless pieces of information to form a real, human narrative.