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On now (5:30 EST). They say some banks in Texas are already using it.
-- Ron Schwarz (email@example.com), December 12, 1999
Bank United in Houston, for one. No Thank U, Bank U.
-- Sharon (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 12, 1999.
The iris is suppose to be more accurate than the finger print.
I have heard that a bank in Texas and a grocery store chain are currently testing this.
-- the Virginian (email@example.com), December 12, 1999.
Granted that inventors and techies frequently exhibit a lack of common sense, for some reason (naivite) I would expect executives to exhibit more. I have to keep reminding myself that "pointy-haired" bosses (a la Dilbert) prevail.
This is just great -- instead of having to worry about "shoulder surfing" to get pin numbers, now we have to worry about hanging onto our finger and eyeballs.
Maybe some of you can see why I'm hoping (sometimes) for a Y2K 9 or 10 to get rid of all this crap?
-- A (A@AisA.com), December 12, 1999.
"Maybe some of you can see why I'm hoping (sometimes) for a Y2K 9 or 10 to get rid of all this crap?"
$10 says you just made it into y2kpro's doomer hall of fame. Maybe not at the top of the list like Milne, but you slipped in. Good Work!
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 12, 1999.
If Y2K is anything above an 8, I would humbly predict that the monetary system we have today will cease. One of the results of Y2K may be that we see physical money disappear. Maybe not all together but for the most part.
The internet I am sure, will revolutionize monetary transactions. Everything will be instant and traceable by Big Brother.
Plastic has replaced cash for the newer generations. But even plastic is cumbersome and problematic. I would predict that the Iris is only a quick stepping stone to the next level, embedded chips.
It's ugly now, it's going to get much uglier. Just think if the TaxMan is replaced by an instant sales tax. No more audits, no more 1040's, no more deductions. I might be totally way out on this but with technology developing so fast, I think something to this effect is possible.
-- the Virginian (email@example.com), December 13, 1999.