Biometric Credit Card Will Arrive in 2015: Pay with Your Fingerprint
by Nicholas West Activist Post
In a recent article, “In The Internet of Things YOU Will Be The Key,” I outlined the many ways that the human body will become the next-generation identification system. The move to give everyone a global unique ID that can be verified across all human activity has been in the works for some time and the applications are pervasive.
The fear of identity theft and cyber-banking crime has been the latest sales pitch to encourage accepting identity tech such as vein scanners, facial recognition, voiceprints, iris scans – even tears – as well as their attendant databases. There is an ongoing cooperative effort between global banks and corporations to ensure that there will be standardized, centralized entry into the consumer/Internet/banking matrix of the future.
Another data point to note in the evolution of biometric ID is that MasterCard is now partnering with a Norwegian company called Zwipe to introduce the first fully biometric credit card, which will dispense with a PIN and instead use a fingerprint sensor for verification.