Yinchuan: The smart city where your face is your credit card

Signal of change / Yinchuan: The smart city where your face is your credit card

By Jiehui Kia / 13 Oct 2016

Facial recognition for payments?

"In Yinchuan, your face is your credit card. On the local buses, facial recognition software has replaced the fare box. Much like a fingerprint can unlock a smartphone, passengers' faces are linked to their bank accounts, meaning boarding isn't slowed by people fishing for exact change."


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What might the implications of this be? What related signals of change have you seen?

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