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Feedback at 5:00: Paying with Prints

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A pilot program at a small South Dakota university is testing a technology that they hope is a step toward creating a cashless society.

Instead of using cash or credit cards at two campus shops, volunteer users at the state's School of Mines and Technology scan their fingers with a device that recognizes their prints and detects hemoglobin in the blood under their skin.

That's to make sure the finger being used to make the purchase has a pulse.

The first-of-its-kind program has been so successful that the university is hoping to expand it.

What do you think of using this kind of technology being used? Its tonight's "Feedback at 5:00."