Re: Tech/news: Hand transplant

Joe Trusnik (
Tue, 26 Jan 1999 12:19:10 -0500

At 02:16 AM 1/26/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko [] wrote:
>>LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (CNN) -- A team of surgeons has performed
>>the first hand transplant in the United States, attaching a donor hand,
>>wrist and portion of a forearm to a 37-year-old man.
>Meanwhile, banks and other security-conscious organisations are heading
>towards using hand-prints for ID. Is it just me, or are they totally
>clue-deficient? I really don't want my hand stolen along with my ATM card
>if I get mugged in five years time.
> Mark

Look at it like this: you bring up evidence of the transplant, someone puts the info. into a computer, and BOOM--instant access all over again. Maybe not that quickly, but it works. Kinda like losing your license or Social Security Card.