I saw the new fingerprint scanners in Jewel the other day and the SJ-R has a story on them here. I’m sorry, but I don’t see the advantage. Sure it’s cool technology but it’s essentially the same as using an ATM card. That is, you present your finger as you would your card and then enter a PIN.
Now, if you are always losing or forgetting your ATM card or something maybe this would be nice since you are unlikely to leave your finger at home. But for most of us I don’t think that’s a problem. It doesn’t prevent your ATM card from being stolen and used at Jewel since you still can use ATM cards there in addition to your fingerprint.
Am I missing something? Anyone excited about this?