Fingerprints to be Tested as ‘Currency’

Fingerprints to be Tested as CurrencyOver the course of the upcoming summer months, the Japanese government will begin testing a new authentication system that will allow foreign tourists entering the Pacific nation to verify their identities using only the user’s fingerprint.

Travelers will register their fingerprints and provide an array of personal data about themselves — including credit card information — at airports upon arrival on the islands.

Once signed up, participants will be allowed to make purchases and conduct tax-exempt transactions by simply pressing two fingers gently against a device, which will be installed at various retail outlets.

The technology will also allow foreign tourists to avoid previously mandatory requirements that they produce a passport while checking into ryokans (inns) or hotels. Instead, travelers will only need to produce their fingers.

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games only four years away, the Japanese government believes the system could alleviate travelers’ anxiety by eliminating their need to carry cash or credit cards at the event. If the test proves successful, the system will gradually be implemented throughout Japan by the 2020 games.

The initial rollout will include 300 different establishments that are popular with tourists, including souvenir stores, restaurants, and hotels.

See also: Companies Begin Planting Microchips Under Employees’ Skin

A similar system has already been operational at Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki, where visitors can make fingerprint-only payments at about 30 restaurants and shops.

“The system has been well received by customers, including those with children, since it saves them the trouble of taking their wallets out,” according to a theme park spokesperson.

Aeon Bank, based in Tokyo, plans to release an ATM as early as this month based on a similar model that will do away with the need for ATM cards.

Find us here

Get news from the CSGLOBE in your inbox each weekday morning

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors/source and do not necessarily reflect the position of CSGLOBE or its staff.

Paid content

Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)

Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning...

Getting Ready to Microchip the Entire Human Race

Enslaving the human race with microchip technology Former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) director and now Google Executive, Regina E. Duncan, has unveiled a...

6 Examples of Mainstream Media Manipulation

Is Everything in the Mainstream Media Fake? The world of television and modern media has become a tool of de-evolution, propaganda and social control. Since...

What's New Today

Georgia House Votes To Allow Citizens To Abolish Police Departments In The State

The Georgia House backed an effort on Friday to dissolve the Glynn County Police Department and any...

Leaked CDC document contradicts Pence claim that U.S. coronavirus cases ‘have stabilized’

Even as Vice President Mike Pence wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Tuesday that coronavirus...

Five bombshells about Trump from Bolton ‘s book

Excerpts from former national security adviser John Bolton ’s book about his time in the Trump administration...

Don’t Listen to Fox. Here’s What’s Really Going On in Seattle’s Protest Zone.

It seems I live in a city undergoing a “totalitarian takeover” that will lead to “fascist outcomes”...

MOST READ

Putin has Banned Rothschild and His New World Order Banking Cartel Family from Entering Russian Territory

As of recently, Russian president Vladimir Putin took yet another decision for his country. "Under any circumstances", the Rothschild family is banned from entering Russian territory. Along...

What Is Agenda 21? Depopulation of 95% of the World By 2030

Most people are unaware that one of the greatest threats to their freedom may be a United Nations program which plans to depopulate 95%...

Complete List of BANKS Owned/Controlled by the Rothschild Family

What’s the significance of having a central bank within a country and why should you concern yourself, your family and colleagues? Central banks are illegally...

Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)

Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning...

What Happens To Your Body One Hour After Drinking A Can Of Coke

More bad press for Coke continues, as a meme making its way around the web (was first posted by The Renegade Pharmacist) has gone...

Study: The Richest 1% Will Own Half World’s Wealth by 2016

Wealth: Having It All and Wanting More Global wealth is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small wealthy elite. The rich keep getting richer,...

America’s Secret Government: Unaffected by Elections, Beyond the Reach of the Law

“Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the President, or...

Scientists At Harvard Find Protein In Blood That Reverses Aging

Two Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers have identified a protein in the blood of mice and humans shaping up to be the first...

4 Amazing Uses for Aloe Vera

Health benefits of Aloe Vera Aloe vera ("true aloe") is the best-known species of the aloe genus, which is native to Africa and certain parts...

Life today vs. how it used to be

Sure some thing are easier. It is easier to cook a meal, easier to send a letter, easier to be entertained. But there are...

Great Pyramid: Awesome Illegal Photos from the top of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

These photographs capture the views from the top of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. A group of Russian tourists waited until...