Face Pay. It sounds like something Mark Zuckerberg invented to slowly drain your bank account for failing to like an appropriate number of posts on your timeline. But it’s actually a new high-tech way to pay for your groceries.
According to China Daily, an English language Chinese paper, the chain 100 % Genuine Imported Food will store an image of the unique capillary system in your face and hands in their cash registers and links it with your bank account. When you checkout you just scan your face.
The creators of the system say it will provide security that current mobile payment systems lack. And they have a point. It seems very unlikely that someone could steal your face and hands in the same way that they steal your credit card. But it all seems a little scary. Does anyone remember seeing a science fiction movie in which facial recognition software was used only for good?