posted on Mar, 23 2006 @ 09:37 AM
A lot of grocery stores are integrating pay by fingerprint systems in the Chicago area. You link up a credit or debit card to your finger print and
can buy stuff without a wallet.
I also have a finger print scanner to access my computer at work because...Well, because I'm a dork. The eye scans I think will take longer to be
accepted by the public just because of how important eyesight it. The finger printing, though, is becoming cheap and easy to do, so I suspect we can
expect to see a lot more applications of this technology.
EDIT: The cop thing using fingerprints is just a faster way of doing what they do anyway. When they take your drivers liscense back to their car after
pulling you over for whatever, they're checking your record. The fingerprint ID would just ensure you're not using someone else's liscense who
looks a lot like you. It's harder to fake fingerprints than it is to steal someone's liscense who looks like yourself.
[edit on 3/23/06/23 by junglejake]