Chipchase shared his research – what do people carry, in which keys, money and phone top the list. However, society now is different from then.
With technological advancement, keys are no longer an essential item. Electronic security systems are increasingly common in new estates. Personally, access into my house is now only a fingerprint away.
Cash is no longer the only option for payment. People now have the option of paying with cards, through phones and internet banking. We can see this shift in payment with Singapore working towards a cashless society.
Phone, however, is definitely staying on the list. In fact, people are increasingly reliant on phones. With everything compacted into that tiny survival kit, phone or rather, the internet, something most cannot live without.