The future is here! For many, many years, people imagined that one day they will become half humans half machines. That they will mix technology and biology to get a better, longer life. Apparently, this is not a dream anymore. It the recent months this turned into reality. And yes, I am talking about how you can become a cyborg and have a microchip implanted in your body.
How can you have a microchip implanted in your body
The procedure is actually very simple. Any dermatologist, surgeon, nurse or even a body piercer can insert a microchip under your skin in a matter of seconds. The microchip implanted in your body has the size of a wheat grain and is inserted with a syringe.
How does it work
These microchips are called transponders and they use radio energy to identify other energy fields. In a more common language, these transponders use the NFC (Near Field Communication) technology present on every smartphone today. It has a 10 years lifetime expectancy and can be rewritten 100.000 times.
What is it good for
The transponder is a magnetic card substitute of almost any kind. It has three different standards that can replace magnetic cards and NFC chips like those on your phone or the keychains you use on the intercom. I already have dozens of NFC chips in my office in the form of stickers or keychains. They do the same thing but they have to be stuck to something or hanged on the keys. Their downside is that you can lose them. But not the chip. You cannot lose a chip encapsulated in glass and implanted under the skin.
For the moment you can use it to lock/unlock your door, your computer, your smartphone, your garage door or even store up to 800 text characters (like your contact data). All these with the same microchip. In the near future transponders are planned to replace even the credit cards, which use chips as well.
Are the transponders traceable?
Conspiracy fans will be disappointed. The microchip implanted in your body is not traceable at all. It doesn’t have GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi or even a battery. You can not detect it from distance and trace it like you’ve seen in movies.
How safe is it for your health?
This device is perfectly safe and doesn’t have any side effects on your health. It is encapsulated in glass already used in medicine and it can be removed very fast if needed.
This seems to be the next step on the evolution scale after artificial intelligence. I personally expect that we will get results rather sooner than later in this domain. For now, the transponders are available only on the internet and cost somewhere around a couple hundred dollars. There are actually only a few manufacturers in the world who can produce something like this at the moment. Hopefully, in the near future, these will be as common as smartphones.
Let me know in a comment if you have more information about this topic. I would really want to find out more about this technology. Thanks!