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Sd College Tests Fingerprint Purchasing Technology

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Finger swipe payment

Christopher Jacques, 22, uses his index finger to pay for an Italian soda at a coffee shop at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on Feb. 15, 2013.

Credit: AP Photo, Amber Hunt

Futurists have long proclaimed the coming of a cashless society, where dollar bills and plastic cards are replaced by fingerprint and retina scanners smart enough to distinguish a living, breathing account holder from an identity thief.

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