Jeff Bezos attempt to take over the world continues. As he tours India with his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez, news has surfaced that Amazon is looking to not only have all of your data, but also the exact dimensions of your hand in hopes to turn it into a credit card.
Technology giant Amazon is working to allow customers to connect their credit card information to their hands, The Wall Street Journal reported.
It's crazy how far we have come as a civilization in just about 15 years. Imagine sitting down somebody who died in 2005 and then came back to life in 2020 about all the technological innovations that have merged since his death. Smart phones, Amazon, tablets, OTT, and now your hand turning into a damn credit card.
While Amazon’s plan is in the early stages, the company has reportedly begun working with Visa on testing out the terminals, and has discussed the project with Mastercard, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Synchrony Financial.
The company previously filed a patent for a “non-contact biometric identification system” that features a “hand scanner” to produce a picture of a person’s palm.
By the time we all die, all these companies are going to have our exact information stored away. Not just our data and our tendency to buy things, but our DNA (23&me) and now the exact dimensions of our hand. How far are we away from clones? A few decades? Wild, wild stuff.