Wednesday, June 21, 2006

No cash? No card? Just give 'em the finger!

A convenience store has installed Florida's first bioemetric payment system. Just stick in your finger to pay.

No cards, no PINS. It's called Pay by Touch. Just give 'em the finger and go.

"People either love it or think it's a sign of the coming apocalypse," said Amer Hawatmeh, owner of the new Coast to Coast Family Convenience in Tampa, who signed up a few hundred customers for Pay By Touch. "But to me, it's the wave of the future."

Other Futurama payment methods include a card you wave in the general vicinity of a cardreader. And wireless systems in use in other countries use built-in payment system prompts broadcast to and from a cell phone to activate vending machines.

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  1. Excellent Website! Will be adding you to my Blogroll!

    They didn't seriously make a movie about the Futurama Cartoon did they? LOL..

  2. Thanks for your kind words. Welcome to the BT. Come back often.

    I don't know if that Futurama movie poster is the real deal or not. There's nothing about a Futurama movie on the Internet Movie Data Base. It would be fun, though, wouldn't it?

    — W.S.

  3. :p
    Ugh, right up there with a human version of the simpsons... All my years of faithfully watching the simpsons is going down the tube with that one I bet... Same producer as Futurama ;)


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