You probably don't have an 8-track tape player anymore. Probably don't have a Polaroid Swinger camera. Probably do have a wallet. Probably won't for much longer. Wallets are going the way of so many things of the past, replaced by a more efficient technology. Just like the music you used to play on your 8-track and that old camera, your phone can now do most of the things you used to carry a wallet for. However, Alex Diaz cautions, don't ditch it just yet, especially your credit cards when you travel. "If you're on a trip, you want to keep your cards with, maybe in the safe at the hotel, but have them there in case your phone gets wet, broken, stolen, make sure you have back ups. It's definitely convenient and it is relatively safe." Diaz is the Operations Manager of Top Tech Experts on Bingle near Long Point. He knows tech. He says we are transitioning away from those archaic pieces of folded cowhide stuffed in your back pocket, but we're not quite there yet in all regards. In the spring, the Texas legislature considered a bill to create a pilot program to test digital drivers licenses. Once we get past that hurdle, wallets may entirely become a thing of the past.
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