‘Mark of the Beast’ in School Lunch Scanners?

Biometrics, the science of using machines to identify people by the features of their own bodies, is intruding further into families’ lives. 08212012Heston-220x120 ‘Mark of the Beast’ in School Lunch Scanners?

Some parents in Lake Charles, Louisiana, have been upset by a letter sent home with Moss Bluff Elementary School children about plans for a new school lunch program that will require children to have their hands scanned in the lunch line.

The scanners would identify the child and the lunch payment plan. School officials say it would speed up the lunch line and increase efficiency.

“With an elementary school, they all come through line, and most of them eat here. It would make us more efficient and more accurate,