Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The Public Relations of using fingerprints

Fingerprints at Disney: The Desensitization Imperative

Some people might ask, what's the problem with using fingerprints?

There are several. The first is that fingerprints carry a mystique and stigma which interferes with reasoning about them. That your fingerprint is unique does not mean that a computerized fingerprint reader will properly and uniquely identify you. You leave your fingerprints everywhere. This is what makes them useful to law enforcement. But it also makes it easy to forge. Fingerprints are also hard to change. And finally, even if fingerprints are easy to steal...well, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.

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