Japan is now testing a system to allow its tourists to use only their fingerprints to pay for goods.
The Japanese government is hoping that their tourists will prevent crimes and it will serve as a manageable system instead of using their cash or credit cards.
Upon arrival in Japan, tourists will register their fingerprints, personal data and credit card information at a kiosk in the airport. Their information will be stored and used later when they visit a shop or buy something in the store. They can make purchases, go through tax exemption procedures and verify their information and identity through scanning with their two fingers.
“The system has been well received by customers, including those with children, since it saves them the trouble of taking their wallets out,” a spokesperson for the theme park said.