What once seemed like the details of a science fiction fantasy is rapidly becoming present day reality.
Driverless cars, cashless commerce, tiny mobile computers—all of these conveniences are becoming a part of a society where technology, applications and gadgets are proliferating rapidly.
But longtime personal technology columnist Walt Mossberg, co-executive editor of Re/Code, believes that sustaining consumer adoption of emerging technologies requires an ease of use that mimics typical human behavior.
Take, for example, Apple's recently released Apple Pay application with its iPhone 6 and 6 plus.
"Here's what I ask people," said Mossberg. "When you're standing in line at the store, what's in your hand? Your credit card or your phone?"
All the major debit card and credit card providers have linked with Apple Pay to allow cardholders to perform transactions directly from their accounts with the swipe of a finger.
"Apple's solution is so slick and so easy to use and it is built on top of the existing payment system that everyone's familiar with, the credit card system," Mossberg added.