Big Brother Sets Up Shop in Rome

Is it just me, or is it uber creepy that kids in Rome are about to start paying for lunch with a fingerprint?

Schools in Rome, Georgia, are implementing a system that lets children “pay” for their school lunches with a fingerprint scan. Previously, students had to enter a personal ID number to access their lunch accounts.

What’s next? Access to the potty granted by fingerprint? Weighing of bowels when you’re done to charge back for your portion of the septic bill? Retinal scans when you walk in the classroom on IOWA test days? DNA tests prior to admittance to pre-k?

I loves me some technology, but this kind of stuff wigs me out.

7 Comments so far

  1. ed (unregistered) on September 6th, 2006 @ 12:52 pm

    this is the worst thing ever for the US economy.

    I know I know, your thinking “WTF!!!” *BUT* allow me to elaborate…

    Bullies, get their money by beating up kids for their lunch money, now it will be impossible for said hoodlums to get money. The bully economy is one of the pillars to our economy, it is sure to collapse with this.

    I now fear for the next generation…

  2. Maigh (unregistered) on September 6th, 2006 @ 1:00 pm

    Cracking me up *and* reminding me of Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Mad skillz.

    Maybe they’ll just go back to shooting each other for Air Jordans…except it’ll be for cell phones with bling or CrackBerrys or whatever. I’m too out of touch to even know what kids are into these days.

  3. ed (unregistered) on September 6th, 2006 @ 1:02 pm

    what kids are into these days:

    tort reform.

  4. Andisheh Nouraee (unregistered) on September 6th, 2006 @ 3:34 pm

    How long before thieves start cutting off people’s fingers?


  5. Maigh (unregistered) on September 6th, 2006 @ 3:58 pm

    If they start stealing cellulite I hope someone points them in my direction.

  6. STEVE BEVILLE (unregistered) on September 6th, 2006 @ 11:44 pm

    Hmm.. so, what IS the best place for an RFID implant on a kid? Now, I wonder…. AND you know it coming on day.

  7. Jordan Jacobs (unregistered) on September 16th, 2006 @ 10:52 pm

    Come on guys, lets just think… all this is doing is saying ok person 1 has this finger print so charge their account….

    So what if they just put in a user name and password – what if they scanned a card – i think the finger print is just easier and not big brother at all.

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