Skip to comments.Amazon’s palm reading starts at the grocery store, but it could be so much bigger
Posted on 10/04/2020 7:40:29 PM PDT by RomanSoldier19
Earlier this week, Amazon unveiled Amazon One: new technology for its Amazon Go stores that lets shoppers pay for their groceries by scanning the palm of their hand. By analyzing the shape of your hand and the unique configuration of veins under your skin, Amazon says its technology can verify your identity the same way facial recognition does.
Although Amazon One will initially be used for payments only, its clear the tech giant has much bigger ambitions for this hardware. In the future, it says, Amazon One could not only be used for shopping but as a replacement for tickets at music and sporting events, and as an alternative to your office keycard, letting you scan in with a swipe of your hand. In other words, Amazon One isnt a payment technology. Its an identity technology, and one that could give Amazon more reach into your life than ever before.
Understandably, some experts are skeptical about Amazons claims of convenience, and worry about a company with a spotty track record on privacy becoming the controller of a new identity standard. Whether its Amazons use of biased facial recognition algorithms or its ambitions to grow a network of home surveillance cameras, this is an organization that has proved many times that individual privacy is not always its biggest concern. Is it a good idea if Amazon knows exactly who you are from the palm of your hand?
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The end will come like a thief in the night.
Ah, Madame Amazonia, your friendly neighborhood palm reader and fortune teller. Another move to drive neighborhood palm readers out of business.
I’m hoping to get a mark, preferably on my forehead, to purchase goods and services.
As much as I buy there I should get my future told if they’re reading my palm. AND it better be right.
And your order comes to $6.66 please.
I wonder if they’ll get in to the business of being psalm readers?
Great, the bastard spawn of SKYNET and HAL 9000 is coming soon to a grocery store near you, might as well publish everyone’s personal genome.
The USAF tried thumbprint readers for accessing their facilities some years back. A summer intern figured out how to defeat it with equipment available in any office. I won’t go into details, but it was easy.
I would imagine this technology will be vulnerable to the same attack.
I’ll get one on my cheek. No, not that cheek, the other one. My hi-tech answer to sitting on the office photocopier.
Sounds awful. why do people submit to this?
I guess the vast majority just follow along, and then these things take on a momentum and scale of their own that become unavoidable
The movie “6th day” with arnold swartzenager had the means of bypassing such systems.
They are either completely unaware of the relationship of this software to the mark of the beast or completely aware and are being directed by Satan himself. I’m beginning to believe the latter.
I don’t know if this is true, but I was told we used to have retinal scans for SCIF entry. But a woman’s retina changes when she’s preggers, so they had to get rid of retinal scans.
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