Wine Vending Machine Checks Your ID Before Approving Your Purchase

Is this the way we’ll be preventing kinds from buying alcohol in the future? The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has recently introduced a pilot program that sees a rather large wine kiosk installed in grocery stores. With this in place, if you want to pick up a bottle for your special night, you’ll need to swipe your ID, blow into an alcohol sensor, and look into a surveillance camera. A state employee will then verify that the purchaser matches the photo ID and remotely approves of the sale. The process will apparently only take 20 seconds, and a “convenience fee” of $1 will be levied after the pilot phase. Does all this sound a little too creepy for you?


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