Saturday, September 02, 2006

Walt Disney World to Start Fingerprinting Everyone - Engadget

Walt Disney World to start fingerprinting everyone - Engadget

I guess I should be glad I got to go to Disneyworld and Disneyland in the 80's, because it doesn't look I'll be going back to find out how it's changed. Then again, maybe I shouldn't worry, since I was forced to decide between getting fingerprinted by my employer or losing my job, and I chose to keep earning the dollars to give to manufacturers of computers, phones and other cool technology.

It's a shame that I spent so much time obeying the law so that I WOULDN'T have my fingerprints on someone's file, and being a productive citizen or going to an amusement park can ruin all that.

Well, ok, after reading the comments, it seems that Disney doesn't actually record the prints, but the finger measurements. That's less alarming, but I still wouldn't want to stick my finger in the darned things. Also, they seem to be allowing people to show photo ID in lieu of giving the finger, but I'm guessing that they'll be requiring everyone to make use of their investments at some point.