Finland-based company Uniqul is preparing to release a payment system that uses facial recognition software to link a customer with his or her bank account. Instead of swiping a credit card to purchase goods (which is so painfully last-century), now you can just gaze into a camera.
A Uniqul tablet at check-out stations would take the customer's photo as they approach. Within seconds the tablet processes biometrical data to locate the individual's account within the database, which can be registered with any major credit card, Uniqul says. All the customer needs to do is confirm the payment by pressing the "OK" button. The system is supposed to reduce payment transaction time from an average of 30 seconds to less than 5 seconds.
Uniqul claims its service is secured with military-grade algorithms. The fee structure is kind of wonky: For 7 euros a month, you can have access to the payment system anywhere in the world. For 3 euros a month, you get access only within a city of your choice and the nearby suburbs. And for just 1 euro a month, you can use the system within a 1-2 kilometer radios of a point of your choice (say, your home or your office).
Watch the promotional video below.
I really want something like this.
As a single person living alone, I always think...what if, I lose my keys, wallet, and so on late at night.
I hope we eventually move towards bio-metrics for key entry, say to my apartment.
And while I have used fingerprint ID, I shudder to think how far criminals would go to, uh, steal them!
You must produce your hand and forehead in order to buy, trade, or sell. More proof the prophets were right, over a thousand years ago. This technology is going to be mandatory at some point. Anyone who does not submit their biometrics will become the enemy for their disloyalty to world government. It's a good thing they won't be the ones to inherit the Earth.
hey Vapors, get a grip man. way to misunderstand and misapply ancient writings. o.O
Misapplication? Because I didn't use the word "Mark", like a service mark used for the database that will store and share your biometric data.
You'll notice the first lines of the Book you're referencing says that the book is given in signs..... then, later on, when it talks about the 'Number of the Beast' and those who have his mark on their foreheads and hands, are directly contrasted with those who have God's mark on their foreheads and hands.... So, if we have one group, we'll have the other.
Except that our foreheads represent how we think AND what others see, and our hands represent what we do; what we believe and how we behave are what mark us, if anything does.
Furthermore, elsewhere it is written that the vast majority of mankind will be deceived, even those who believe they're God's will be wrong, due to their own behavior.
And lastly, scripture was given as a tutor in self-control, only.
will it work with a photo of another person?
Talk to AMEX. They still use magnetic strips, rather than chips, very easy to hack and exposing their customers to fraud.