Around 3500 Swedes have implanted microchips in their hands (somewhere between the thumb and the index finger). Want to know the reason? Well, that microchip can function as credit card, key card, ticket, wallet among other functions. Swedish train operator “SJ Railways” is the world’s first travel company to enable passengers to use microchip implants to validate their tickets. Each passengers membership number is stored in the chip & passengers are able to validate their tickets by simply holding out their hands for the conductor & get updates on their smartphone. Interestingly, since the chip is now integrated in the body itself, there is no need to worry about losing any card, wallet or tickets. No need for any cards, keys, papers! It’s all in your hands all the time! Isn’t it a smart move? Well, it is. It’s a part of Swedish belief that Swedes should try to improve & enhance biological bodies. And yes, they have done it!
Source: The Conversation.