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It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like The Future

By Sam Bakken in Miscellaneous on Oct 20, 2005 6:15AM

Starting November 10, Cub Foods will introduce a biometric payment technology option at all of its Chicago locations. What the shit is biometric payment technology you ask? Well, it allows you to pay for things with your fingerprint! Finally, right?

10_2005_doc.jpgWe think this is awesome. We were big "Back to the Future Part II" fans as wee lads and lasses and always wondered where this wonderful future was, and what was taking so long. With this news it seems it's slowly but surely headed our way (yeah, yeah the Internet, but that's just a fancy library). Of course there are plenty more impressive technologies out there, but we don't usually get to see them in action or use them everyday. By November, the future will be right down the street. (Again, for the haters, we know this is really only superficially an innovative technology, but it indulges our appetite for that future painted by TV, movies, science fiction novels, comic books, video games, etc.)

If you want to be able to pay with your fingerprint, you need to register at the Pay By Touch Web site (it's free). Here's a list of Cub Foods locations in Chicago.

Image via Tokyo Toys