Friday, January 15, 2016

Smart phone tethers, now chips.

Finally, somebody decided the time is right to push implanted chips for security at airports.

A man who implanted a microchip containing his airline booking details into his hand was able to use it to pass effortlessly through security to his flight.

Andreas Sjöström, vice president of digital for technology consulting company Sogeti, had the near-field communication chip (NFC) about the size of a grain of rice injected into his hand with a syringe, before using it at Stockholm Arlanda Airport to pass through security and board his plane.

The technology has been used before to make digital payments, control a mobile phone and unlock doors, in the same way contactless payment cards work. All it requires is a scanner to link up to that is compatible with the NFC.

There is going to be a BIG push for this. It's just soooo attractive to a certain kind of mindset to be able to easily scan and identify everybody who walks through a door or past a post on the street. They get all warm at the very notion. Lots of companies and organizations are going to try their best to make this verrrry attractive.

I suggest y'all resist the temptation. Cutting one out is going to suck a lot more than having it put in.

The Phantom

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