Amazon’s New Way to Pay

As heard on Morning Splash:

While Amazon is already famous for processing orders in a veritable blink of an eye, the online retail giant has filed a patent for tech that would literally let you order in an eyeblink: by winking at your digital device’s camera.

According to the patent, called “Image analysis for user authentication,” a quick scan of a user’s face — and a wink — will be all it would need for the Amazon to confirm the user’s identity and process their order. To put it in the tech-speak of the patent filed in October, “The process identifies the user and verifies that the user requesting the transaction is a living human being.”

The United States Patent Office approved the patent this week.