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Amazon One Is Frank Herbert's Palm Lock

Amazon One is a means of quickly identifying individual palms. Human palms.

Your palm is made up of tiny, distinct features on and below the surface, many that are indiscernible to the human eye or a standard camera.

In seconds, a process of proprietary imaging and computer vision algorithms capture and encrypt your palm image.

Amazon One uses the information embedded in your palm to create a unique palm signature that it can read each and every time you use it.

(Via Amazon One.)

Amazon One seems to be a pretty good version of Frank Herbert's palm lock from his 1965 classic Dune:

She stopped at the door, saw it had no handle, but there was a faint depression on the surface of it where a handle should have been.

Surely not a palm lock, she told herself. A palm lock must be keyed to one individual's hand shape and palm lines. But it looked like a palm lock.
(Read more about Frank Herbert's palm lock from Dune)

I presume that the Amazon One can be installed a bit higher on a vertical surface; this would allow us to identify each other via a "high five"...

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