Digital wallets seem to be the new way to pay, but going cashless could still go a full step further, like by using your face.

A new kind of facial recognition technology is being trialled by IT heavyweight NEC, that is tipped to see us paying for milk and bread with our faces, not PINs.

However, it’s not an entirely new concept.

CNET reports that ‘biometric verification’ is being used already, such as Apple’s iPhone fingerprint scanners.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 came with retina scanning. Yes, the same Samsung that kept self-combusting. Not the best thing to risk when scanning your eye.

Brings a new fraud-style element to the movie Face/Off, that’s for sure. 


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