Google Upgrades Digital Wallet to Pay by Facial Recognition

facial recognitionBy Kevin Samson

As we march steadily toward a cashless society, Google is naturally at the forefront of seeing it come to fruition as quickly as possible.

Despite the fact that several years ago Google had a major security scare with its first incarnation of the digital wallet smartphone app, which required a temporary shutdown, they are announcing a new system being tested which does not even require the smartphone at all.

A growing number of people apparently find that having to remove their smartphone is just such a hassle that they are prepared to embrace payment via biometrics – in this case, facial recognition.


As a perfect indicator of the target market, please read this sad quote:

“Imagine if you could rush through a drive-thru without reaching for your wallet, or pick up a hot dog at the ballpark without fumbling to pass coins or your credit card to the cashier,” Bhat said. (Source)

In one sentence, that quote might represent literally everything that is wrong with modern society.

The new system is being cleverly called Hands Free; and, as the second indicator of its potential mass appeal, it will be rolled out first at McDonald’s and Papa John’s fast food restaurants.

A second more serious component to this ties in with the recent rollout of citywide WiFi systems that keep people connected at all times. Layered on top of that is the arrival of billboards with hidden cameras built in that can film you, then track you through your mobile phone. This reality makes the following information more chilling than convenient:

The digital wallet uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections alone [sic] with location sensing capabilities in smartphones to detect when someone is near a store enabled with Hands Free payment technology.

“When you’re ready to pay, you can simply tell the cashier, ‘I’ll pay with Google,'” Bhat said.

“The cashier will ask for your initials and use the picture you added to your Hands Free profile to confirm your identity.”

At some locations, Google is experimented [sic] with using cameras in stores to recognize people with Hands Free digital wallets so they could pay without even pausing. (emphasis added)

The number of people already prepared to accept this system numbers in the millions, according to Google.

Although this announcement would appear to border on satire, please view the videos below to get an idea about a world where cash is seen as a major annoyance, and laziness is embraced as a virtue.

How to Disappear Off the Grid Completely (Ad)

2015 Promo

2016 Promo

Also Read:
“Better Than Cash Alliance” Backed by Bill Gates to Usher in Cashless Society

H/T – ZenGardner.com

Kevin Samson writes for ActivistPost.com. This article may be freely shared in part or in full with author attribution and source link.

  • emmanuelozon

    So the typical morons are unprepared to pay for their purchase…”Oh where is my wallet in this duffel bag of a purse”…”Wait a minute children, Mommy is too stupid to work this card swipe machine that has been in use for a couple of decades now.”

    Yeah Google, these morons really do need your help, otherwise they will probably die; they are that stupid.

    As for me… I like to see whether the cashiers can make change.

    And another thing… What’s to stop a mad Dutchman, or other ethnic minority, to enter an establishment that uses Google Face Pay, shoot everyone there, behead them, and then drain their bank accounts by saying “I’ll pay with Google?”

    • Dickie Dawkins

      I’ve actually seen sales staff struggle to return change. Good in a way as the intellectually fittest survive. I can tell you though, there will be plenty of people robbing groups of victims in pubs, clubs and other venues to drain them of their bank accounts. They will even dismember and/or decapitate them if necessary. Whereas now they would only get what’s in people’s pockets, under this bankster scheme they can probably get millions per hit. A crime worth the time.

  • Dickie Dawkins

    Imagine I punch one of these cashless society advocates senseless and beyond facial recognition. What happens to their ability to access their fragile computerised digital credits?

  • Shelley

    Cashless society, mark of the beast is coming or actually part of it is here now.

  • battle

    This is scary!

  • Bob Chum

    The only money I want and to do transactions with, is real money, in my hand, that I actually possess, none of this imaginary money spirited about in the ether.

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