In Which Obesity and Poverty Just Got Easier

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Chase just sent me a new credit card in the mail today, and it has one of those little chips in it that says, "I'm too lazy to actually swipe my card and sign my name. I would like an easier way to bury myself in debt. Perhaps I can just prop my fat rolls against the counter here, so the magic card reader can detect the magic fairy dust in my piece of plastic." All I have to do is half-heartedly hold my card near the reader and wait for some lights to flash. That's it. What does that mean for me? Buying my weight in tacos and cinnamon twists will now require zero effort. Awww yeah. Time to go stimulate that economy.

chris

chris

I'm half way there. Canadians just have to sign; the checkout hottie usually swipes it for us. Unless the business is cutting edge new, that is.

blaez

blaez

haha! yea, when we started using WaMu I thought the "tap" was awesome!! And it would freak me out I would go to swipe the card and the lights would flash and bingo! i've been paid!!

Bart aka DigitalBart

Bart aka DigitalBart

Three words of advice: "Don't do it"

sthorwall

sthorwall

Europe has been doing it for years. (c.f. "High-speed rails.") I suppose when you've got a few hundred million people all invested into one system, certain types of change move a bit slow...

Ren

Ren

I would love to have one of those cards. Hizz hizz hizz.

Jace Fuse

Jace Fuse

I had the previous generation of "smart chip" cards and NO PLACE in my area supported it! It got used exactly ZERO times. Finally it expired and when the company sent me the new card it was just a normal card. Oh well. I'm not real hip to RFIDs being used for such critical information anyway.

Mystery Man

Mystery Man

The blue chip thing must be handy. It makes me wonder when we will have a money fob like in I, Robot.

I've missed a lot of your posts. You should definitely post more.

*poof* and money disappears.