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Posted: 3/14/2005 9:42:59 AM EST
I didn't see a dupe on 5 pages.

BERLIN (Reuters) - Customers of a German supermarket chain will soon be able to pay for their shopping by placing their finger on a scanner at the check-out, saving the time spent scrabbling for coins or cards.



An Edeka store in the southwest German town of Ruelzheim has piloted the technology since November and now the company plans to equip its stores across the region.

"All customers need do is register once with their identity card and bank details, then they can shop straight away," said store manager Roland Fitterer.

The scanner compares the shopper's fingerprint with those stored in its database along with account details.

Edeka bosses said they were confident the system could not be abused.

news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=757&e=1&u=/nm/20050314/od_nm/odd_germany_fingerprint_dc
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 9:51:52 AM EST

These types of things always seem to start out as a matter of convenience...whether its a fingerprint scanner, or a windmill (think Animal Farm)...these advancements are sold to us for our own good. Im sure that no one would EVER misuse this technology

Link Posted: 3/14/2005 9:52:30 AM EST
I pay by assprint at my grocery store. It looks funny when you see people doing it, but it works.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 9:55:19 AM EST
This kind of thing scares the shit out of me.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 10:26:39 AM EST
Not me. When I finally broke down and got a "membership" and the local market I got a couple and filled them all out with bogus info and I only use cash. The cards all bounce around in my cup holder and I just grab them out at random.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 10:29:07 AM EST
instead of finger print can i get a barcode on my forehead or hand? perferably customer # 666?
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 10:34:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
instead of finger print can i get a barcode on my forehead or hand? perferably customer # 666?



Yes you can, and they will pay you 40 pieces of silver.
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