This sounds quite terrifying.
I just read that Swedish People Are Getting Microchips In Their Hand to Replace Keys, ID’s and More and I am a bit worried.
Here’s the thing, I am fully aware that the government and basically anyone can track where we are at all times thanks to our handy cell phones.
But, I think the microchip in your hand is the ultimate invasion of privacy.
Nonetheless, people of Sweden seem to not care as they are undergoing a procedure to get a microchip implanted in their hand in order to get rid of the need to carry a wallet, ID, keys and even cash.
According to reports, these chips are about the size of a grain of rice and are designed to speed up users’ daily routines and make their lives more convenient.
How so? By giving them access to their homes, offices and gyms by swiping their hands against digital readers.
These chips can also be used to store emergency contact details, social media profiles or e-tickets for events and rail journeys within Sweden.
The chips typically are inserted into the skin just above each user’s thumb, using a syringe similar to that used for giving vaccinations. The procedure costs about $180.
According to the creators of these microchips, they are complete safe but some doctors are concerned about the privacy surrounding personal data that would be stored on the chip. Um, exactly what I was thinking!
The crazy thing is, so many Swedes are lining up to get the microchips that the country’s main chipping company says it can’t keep up with the number of requests. Yup, over 4,000 people have already completed the microchipping.
Personally, this isn’t something I’d be doing but to each their own!