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(Social Reader)   Your pulse is a steady 60 BPM, and that'll be $5.99 please   (socialreader.com) divider line 18
    More: Cool, PulseWallet, cash registers, Fujitsu, mobile payments, Google Wallet  
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2933 clicks; posted to Geek » on 07 Jan 2014 at 1:23 PM (26 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-07 01:32:00 PM
FTFA: Hover hand to pay

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2014-01-07 01:36:41 PM
This should send those "Mark of the Beast" people over the edge.   And give those who have mastered the Yogic trick of altering your pulse at will a golden opportunity to become con artists
 
2014-01-07 01:56:19 PM
Eh, I never liked my hand anyway.

Welp, if I'm rich, I'll have to have a bodyguard to make sure no whackjob with a scimitar comes by and chops my hand off.  That'd be a quick way to get my entire fortune.

Biometrics alone to control access to money is dangerous and stupid.

Two-factor may be closer to acceptable.
 
2014-01-07 02:01:29 PM
Meh.

This still requires time and action, and is really only marginally faster than swiping a card or phone.

Get back to me when they have "Minority Report" tech that recognizes you when you walk in the door.
 
2014-01-07 02:33:02 PM
The technology is correct about 99.99992 percent of the time, Fujitsu says, and since PulseWallet requires you to enter your phone number as a second degree of authentication, it hopes to raise that percentage to 100.

I don't see how this is any more convenient than the system we have in place if you still have to put in your phone number.  All it really does is make you not have to reach into your pocket for anything (credit card, phone, ect..)
 
2014-01-07 02:48:23 PM
So...what do people without hands do?
 
2014-01-07 02:51:08 PM

Magorn: This should send those "Mark of the Beast" people over the edge.   And give those who have mastered the Yogic trick of altering your pulse at will a golden opportunity to become con artists


My first thought too. The article even mentions the right hand. I know the Pentecostal church I attended as a kid will be going nuts over this if it ever goes mainstream.
 
2014-01-07 02:52:57 PM

MechaPyx: So...what do people without hands do?


Well there is another veiny appendage.
 
2014-01-07 02:53:20 PM

Magorn: This should send those "Mark of the Beast" people over the edge.


I hope they rip their veins out.

MechaPyx: So...what do people without hands do?


Penis.
 
2014-01-07 03:00:14 PM
So using something that is easily visible to all to prove your identity won't be misused?
 
2014-01-07 03:06:17 PM

Ghastly: MechaPyx: So...what do people without hands do?

Well there is another veiny appendage.


Not everyone has one of those either.
 
2014-01-07 03:44:17 PM
I've been waiting 20 years for this.  I first remember reading a story roughly that long ago that imaging technology could be used to capture the veins in our hands and, since those are as unique as fingerprints, link them to our credit accounts.
 
2014-01-07 04:16:15 PM

MechaPyx: Ghastly: MechaPyx: So...what do people without hands do?

Well there is another veiny appendage.

Not everyone has one of those either.


The ones that don't always find a way to make the ones that do pay for everything anyway.
 
2014-01-07 04:20:44 PM

Ghastly: MechaPyx: Ghastly: MechaPyx: So...what do people without hands do?

Well there is another veiny appendage.

Not everyone has one of those either.

The ones that don't always find a way to make the ones that do pay for everything anyway.


Well the ones that don't provide a nice warm, moist, velvety place to rest the bones of the ones that do. So I'll call it even.
 
2014-01-07 04:45:33 PM

Cymbal: Ghastly: MechaPyx: Ghastly: MechaPyx: So...what do people without hands do?

Well there is another veiny appendage.

Not everyone has one of those either.

The ones that don't always find a way to make the ones that do pay for everything anyway.

Well the ones that don't provide a nice warm, moist, velvety place to rest the bones of the ones that do. So I'll call it even.


We've been writing the script for a very strange hentai manga one line at a time.
 
2014-01-07 04:53:37 PM
Swiping my card seems easier than waiting for the palm scan, then also entering my phone number.
 
2014-01-07 06:05:14 PM
When you place your hand over another PalmSecure reader operated by the same owner (like a bank, hospital, or school), the device looks for a perfect match in its database, and if it finds one, your identity is verified.

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99.99992% of all patients will get the right medical treatment.

Also, Idiocracy is the oracle of our times.
 
2014-01-07 11:33:29 PM
Really? Up until very recently, I spent the last 10 years in the payment card industry. This is a product without a market. No merchant wants to bother with this. Card readers work fine, are fast, easy, and everyone knows how to use them. Even once people started migrating to the 'swipe your own' model, people got the hang of it.

And every single initiative that would replace plastic cards has failed. From chipped 'smart cards', to NFC phone payments, to fingerprint readers, and now this. I'm not saying they'll fail forever or fail every time, but knowing what I know about merchants and customers, nobody wants to bother with it.

90% or so (rectally extracted statistic) of mom 'n' pop merchants still have dial-up card readers using analog modems. It's only been the last 3-4 years that we've seen a major push towards IP capable terminals.

The big national chains might go for this, they leap at stupid shiat all the time, only to scrap it a few years later.

As a customer, I have no moral objection to this, other than my personal conviction that it's a stupid thing and I don't want to be in any more databases than I have to. But I can guarantee that I won't be participating, and I'd have second thoughts about shopping at a place that does decide to use it, because I would find the ownership's judgement to be questionable.
 
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