The future is truly upon us. “The future” in this case is a scary (but cool) world where ID tags are implanted in our hands, and it’s not a major medical procedure…Or at least Mikey Sklar thinks it isn’t, so he did it himself and now uses his “chipped” hand to open his car door and log into his computer. For a little over US$100, he procured the necessary equipment to implant an RFID tag in his hand. His comments:
The general excuse is for automation purposes. Examples such as unlocking a computer screen saver or opening doors that have been outfitted with electric deadbolts. In my own case the idea of implanting technology that I have researched and spec’d out was very appealing. The fact that it can actually do something useful is quite secondary. The most rewarding part of this project was learning about RFID at a much deeper level.
I’m happy to learn about RFID at a much more shallow level, thank you. On his website he has all of the supplies involved, as well as a video of the process. What’s lacking is a giant “don’t try this at home” disclaimer.
Here’s another link to an interview with him.
Hat tip: Make