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Talk about SPIN!

Young shoppers want to pay with chip in skin

I was over at vivelecanada reading this article on how young people WANT to be implanted with a chip to pay for their purchases. The first thought I had was: oh no! Well, NO really was the majority.

They say:
"Around 8 per cent of 13 to 19-year-olds were open to the idea of microchip implants while 16 per cent wanted trolleys to be fitted with SatNav systems.

This compared to just 5 per cent and 12 per cent respectively for adults asked the same questions. Two thirds of teenagers and 62 per cent of adults questioned for grocery think tank IGD's report wanted self-scanning systems at shop check-outs.

Some 7 per cent of people in both age groups were willing to use biometric iris or retina recognition payment systems. "

But leave it to a vive member "RearGuard" to point out the truth:

"Young shoppers do not want to pay with chip in skin. Almost no customers are willing to have microchip implants as a means of paying in stores, a report out today says.

Teenagers are less open to the idea of having a high-tech shopping experience, the Tomorrow's Shopping World report suggests.

Around 92 per cent of 13 to 19-year-olds were opposed to the idea of microchip implants while 84 per cent did not want trolleys to be fitted with SatNav systems.

This compared to over 95 per cent and 88 per cent respectively for adults asked the same questions. One third of teenagers and 38 per cent of adults questioned for grocery think tank IGD's report did not want self-scanning systems at shop check-outs.

Some 93 per cent of people in both age groups were not willing to use biometric iris or retina recognition payment systems."

The original article can be read here.
Here is the study it was taken from. (Warning: .pdf file)
The company that helped conduct the survey.

So the next time you read a poll, remember to read between the lines.