posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 07:12 AM
I would like to ask Amie if she knows anything about the planned switch in the United States from magnetic stripe credit cards to "chip-and-PIN"
credit cards like they have in Europe. There were estimates last year that the switch would happen by October 2015. Since these cards use radio
frequencies to broadcast identifiable data, are they really more secure than the magnetic stripe cards?
Also, I believe that it is very likely that the PINs will eventually be abandoned for biometric identification methods such as Zwipe's line of
fingerprint-scanning cards. Would this type of biometric identification reduce the chances of credit card theft or could it in theory be easily
spoofed with the right equipment?
Finally, I would like to point out that many Christians believe that this type of biometric identification is prophesied in Revelations 13:17: "And
that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." As the world grows more and more in
the direction of computerized commerce in which a few bytes in a database somewhere determines whether or not you can purchase your next meal, any
sort of manipulation of this data (whether by accident or out of malice) or flagging someone as "unable to trade" becomes a increasingly large threat.
What are your views on the social ramifications of the computerization of currency accompanied with the rising difficulty for an individual to become
self-sufficient (especially in an urban setting where most of the jobs are), stricter rules (for the proletariat), and technology that is designed to
prevent circumvention of said rules?
edit on 2-8-2015 by hololeap because: (no reason given)