I am sure by now, you have all heard of the RFID microchip. Microchips have been around for some time now, but the RFID chips and other under the skin implants have only recently become so widespread.
One high-tech office in Sweden is implanting its workers with computer chips under their skin. The Epicenter complex in Stockholm, Sweden, office workers are becoming droids by inserting dog-style microchips to unlock doors, operate photocopiers, and share contact info.
“We call it augmented humanity,” said tech trends expert Faith Popcorn, author of “Dictionary of the Future.” “We foresee a future in which everyone will have an implanted chip that will benefit our personal lives as well.”
The group promotes the use of bio enhancement technology, and they predict that in the future implant systems will closely monitor a range of inputs from the body sensors while interacting with the internet of things. Or, in laymen’s terms, we will be physically connected with the internet.
For many, the idea is not a welcome one, myself included, but some predict one day it will not be a matter of choice, or that the use of implants and other bioenhancement and connectivity will become so commonplace as to be expected, or even required.
There are of course people who welcome the chips, Hannes Sjoblad, a biohacker who organizes implant “parties”, BBC said: “He is starting small, aiming to get 100 volunteers signed up in the coming few months, with 50 people already implanted. But his vision is much bigger. Then will be a 1,000, and then 10,000. I am convinced that this technology is here to stay, and we will think it nothing strange to have an implant in their hand.