A Polish priest has installed an electronic reader in his church for schoolchildren to leave their fingerprints in order to monitor their attendance at mass, the Gazeta Wyborcza daily said on Friday.
“This is comfortable. We don’t have to stand in a line to get the priest’s signature (confirming our presence at the mass) in our confirmation notebooks,” said one pupil, who gave her name as Karolina.
I really had to laugh about this… once again, people seem to have no problems with biometrics, yet shriek about “Mark of the Beast!” when it comes to more tangible identification devices like RFID tags and implants. I’ve posted a couple times about how RFID is attacked while biometric technologies skate due to this tangibility issue, but this is the ultimate example. I doubt the situation would be deemed “comfortable” if pupils used RFID tags to track their attendance.