|Young people willing to pay with implants|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Friday, 13 October 2006 00:00|
This link from my friends Tony and Jim...
A report published a few days ago has revealed some customers are willing to pay for their groceries at their local supermarket via "Mark of the Beast" technology. Eight percent of teenagers and five percent of adults were willing to have an RFID chip implanted under their skin, rather than carrying around cash or credit cards.
Quote: "Around 8 per cent of 13 to 19-year-olds were open to the idea of microchip implants while 16 per cent wanted trolleys to be fitted with SatNav systems. This compared to just 5 per cent and 12 per cent respectively for adults asked the same questions.
These figures are terrifying, nevertheless expected. I believe pressure from the big food retailers, with their desire for more secure transactions and money saving initiatives, will push RFID on the consumer public within the next few years. Where I live we already have barcodes laced with RFID chips. It's only a matter of time before someone has a really "good" idea, and decides to issue RFID embedded loyalty cards to their customers, or eventually accept payment via RFID microchips. The fact that the retailers are now investigating the possibility of this, with reports like this one, shows they are weighing up whether their efforts will pay of and if the public is still hostile to "big brother" technology.
Source Daily Mail