STOCKHOLM, Sweden — What happens when a FDIR chip the size of a grain of rice can store and make all of your personal information available at the swipe of your wrist? Swedish company Biohax International has taken digital innovation to an entirely new level with its creation of the high tech micro-chip that is being used by employees at the Epicenter in Stockholm, Sweden. At Day 2 of the Sime Conference in Stockholm, Sweden Woodlawn Post Co-Founder and President sat down with Chai from C-ALM bodymodifications to explore the future of what living in weighless society could possibly be like.
” I’m chipped up to the Epicenter right now,” said Chai during the Sime Conference at Epicenter. It’s a simple process that doesn’t take any longer than couple minutes to inject the chip into your hand and then you are reay to go the next day. It gives you a simple solution to not carrying around so many bulky things like your wallet or keys.”
This project kicked off in Lund University with students voluntarily signing up before latching on to Three Squares Market, a company located in the United States that offers the micro-chip to its employees. Meanwhile, at the Epicenter located in central Stockholm, Sweden employees can do everything from opening doors, to making copies at the copy maching, to purchasing food and beverages from the bar inside the building; While using you guessed it right – the swipe of your hand.
The procedure is a quick with minimal pain according to Chai. “The chip is implanted underneath the skin between the thumb and forefinger and using near-field-communications, the same technology used in weightless credit card and mobile payments.”
Its becoming increasingly popular amongst tech lovers but concerns are raised over the safety of such as product on the open market.
“Anything can be hacked for sure, but as you can see I use this product and its minimal concerns over its safety and it takes innovation to an entirely new level.”
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post
( The Cover Photo is from Sime 2014 of Chai showing the procedure in front of an audience at Cirkus in Stockholm, Sweden)