Hitachi has successfully developed a biometric cardless credit payment system dubbed “finger vein money” which enables shoppers to pay with nothing but their fingertips. It utilizes vein authentication technology in order to determine which bank account to fund your purchase from, and since each person’s blood vessel patterns are unique and hidden under the skin, counterfeiting is made all the harder. Should this system be implemented in the near future, we no longer need to worry about passwords and access cards in buildings since all we need to do is bring our fingers along – something most of us do on an unconscious basis every day. Biometric security is interesting, but does that mean potential thieves would take a more gruesome approach to achieve their devious ends? One can only shudder at the thought and hope for the best.
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