Suicidal Convenience

Is there a point where our lives are convenient enough and we can start focussing on things that matter?

CNN reports this morning that a new, faster, easier way to pay is on the horizon. No more cash or credit cards. Those things take multiple seconds to manipulate during a transaction! Soon you can scan your fingerprint into the system, connect the data to your bank account, and voila! Simply touch a screen and deductions will be made for whatever you purchase.

Am I paranoid or is this a really lousy idea? Instead of having your wallet or purse stolen they’ll chop off your finger. Or your hand, you know, whatever is more convenient at the moment.

After all, convenience is priority number one.

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2 responses to “Suicidal Convenience

  1. jtatham

    It’s true, the world’s going to hell in a handbasket. I was watching a documentary only last night about how in the future we’re all going to be living primarily on-line to cut down on the need to interact socially. Obviously it’s a bit ironic that I should sound the alarm at the prospect on-line, but hey-ho, I agree wholeheartedly with your Luddite-ness. Speed doesn’t necessarily equal progress. Look at texting – it’s hardly ushered in much in the way of literary merit. (Geez I sound grouchy tonight).

  2. e

    Whaddya mean? FYI It’s a GOOD thing that we will soon all be talking in code! LOL The best day of all will be when we can just choose an entire conversation ahead of time. “Witty banter” “World is doomed”-lite “Borrow a cup of sugar”-urgent ROFL

    BTW It’s comforting to know I’m not the only one who looks before they leap. Let the rest of the lemmings show us what’s at the bottom of the cliff. If it ends up being worthwhile, there will surely be a mule ride to take us there in style.

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