Thousands of Swedes are getting microchip IDs inserted into their hands to swipe into homes, offices, concerts and even to access social media
- More than 4,000 Swedish people have a tiny microchip embedded in their hand
- An implant lets them enter buildings, access concerts and share via social media
- The procedure costs about $180 (£140) and the chip is the size of a grain of rice
- Several companies in Sweden offer the service to their employees for free
More than 4,000 Swedes are being implanted with a microchip that contains details about their identity.
The miniature technology bypasses the need for cash, tickets, access cards and even social media.
BioHax International is the market leader in the innovate industry and has captured public imagination since it was started five years ago by Jowan Osterlund, a former professional body piercer.
Some people argue the conveniences gained from the procedure by so-called ‘body-hackers’ do not outweigh the risks to their private data.
In June 2017, SJ Rail, the Swedish train operator, announced that around 100 people were using microchips to pay for their journey.
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