Swedish Inserting Microchips Under Their Skin
Sweden Embraces Technology
Television shows and movies have seemingly predicted this move long ago, the Swedish are inserting microchips under their own skin.
Sweden by the way is a technological mecca well known for its technological advances, far surpassing a multitude of countries, the US included.
Thousands of Swedish citizens have had microchips inserted into their hands.
The chips are designed to speed up users’ daily routines. Much like having a smart home, the chips make lives more convenient by helping recipients of the chips access homes, offices and gyms by swiping their hands against digital readers.
The chips can also store emergency contact details, social media profiles or e-tickets for events and rail journeys within Sweden.
They say that the chips are safe and mostly protected from hacking, but one scientist, just one is raising privacy concerns around the kind of personal health data that might be stored on the devices.
The chips are the size of a grain of rice, they are typically inserted into the skin just above each user’s thumb, using a syringe.
The procedure costs about $180.
And…So many Swedes are lining up to get the microchips that the country’s main chipping company says it cannot keep up with the demand.
The Swedish are embracing technology in such a way that is is really creating improvements to everyday living in Sweden.
While I would love to see this here in America, I think it is pretty safe to say that we will not be seeing this any time soon given how the majority feel about technology having so much access to our personal details and daily lives.
Nice move though Sweden, way to embrace technology and invite it in with no fear.
Cristal M Clark
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