College lets students swap cash for fingerprinting at campus stores2/24/2013
No money? No ID? No problem, as long as you've got your finger with you. College students and faculty at South Dakota's School of Mines and Technology are being used as biocrytology guinea pigs. Instead of swiping cards or counting out cash to make purchases at campus stores, they're getting their fingerprints scanned and pulses checked (to make sure everyone is alive and not carrying a fake finger). Purchases are connected to banking information and accounts students set up in person. The school thinks biocryptology could solve the problem of identity theft, but students are probably just hoping it doesn't catch on in the local bars. A good fake ID is hard enough to find as it is. [Source]
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