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Are your eyes the key to a fortune?

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By Duncan Graham-Rowe TO GET cash out in the 21st century, you won’t need a bank card, a PIN or even have to move a finger. You will simply have to look the cash machine straight in the eye, claims National Cash Registers, a multinational company that makes automated teller machines, or ATMs. NCR last week demonstrated a prototype that it believes is the future of banking. Instead of prompting you for your PIN on a screen, the Super Teller—Stella for short—asks you verbally through a loudspeaker to look straight ahead while an infrared camera locates your head, then your eye, and finally takes an infrared snapshot of your iris. For identification purposes, an iris scan is better than a fingerprint, with around 256 distinct characteristics compared with 40 for fingerprints. This means that the chances of someone else being recognised in your place is about 1 in 1020. Once you’ve been identified, Stella greets you by name and says: “Would you like cash or a statement?