I’m sorry you need to go through this Maha. Even if your thumb got, say, a 5% bonus for being extra useful, you’d still be at 85% which would be a “pass” most places. Leslie has a metal knee replacement that sets off the detectors and she mentions every time and every time it becomes a not funny skit about rules and stuff. Thinking about it, an odd thumb print would be even more unique, especially if it only occurs in combination with the other nine. Hopefully your thumb will heal (we’ll keep our fingers crossed) in time.
Have you read Simulation and Its Discontents by Sherry Turkle? https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/simulation-and-its-discontents
Can machines have empathy designed into them or does it have to come directly from a human mind?