You paid either by cash, check, or credit card. Then MAC (debit card) became popular and we loved it. We no longer have to visit a bank branch, during banking hours, to withdraw money from our current account.
Next, new chip technology. A microchip had somehow been integrated into our cards, and it was supposed to provide a new layer of security. Is it me, or does it seem like every time I have to insert the card, I don’t insert it correctly on the first try.
Just as we became accustomed to the slide, along came the click cards. It was supposed to eliminate the need to insert a card. All we have to do is tap it on the screen.
I’ve just gotten used to it, and now they’re getting ready to offer another new way to pay, and we won’t even need a card.
Whole Foods has introduced technology that allows customers to pay for groceries by scanning their palm on the device.
Like fingerprints, every human being has a unique fingerprint. Amazon (owner of Whole Foods) will retain your palm print. As you pay, you will scan your palm on the reader, and the money will be deducted from your account.
Amazon says it will not share your information with third parties, including law enforcement, unless legally obligated to do so. They also say they will not use your information for marketing purposes.
Whole Foods has 23 stores in New Jersey and all but three already use the technology. The plan is for the remaining stores in New Jersey as well as across the country to have the technology in place soon.
Now that the technology is available, it may only be a matter of time before other retailers follow suit by using similar technology in their locations.
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