Davy Williams's small bump on the back of the hand is larger than the size of rice's grain. It is between his thigh and his hand. He even tries to put that goal on, but he keeps on looking at opening the door of the house.
This British software engineer who works in Mozilla is a microphone embedded in his hand. The electronic circuit is in a table serving on wireless technology.
"I remember a lot worse," he told BBC. That is why he decided to implant the small device that allows him to avoid panic if he forgets the house keys.
It's chips Fashion in Sweden In other western countries Germany, Australia, New ZealandA number of initiatives have been implemented to promote this futuresity technology.
Special attention to Sweden. Thousands of people in the Nordic kingdom – some 3,000According to a AFP report in May this year, microchips are already included. Even more than this figure.
In Sweden, more and more people are using rice in the refrigerator Go to the & # 39; Take & # 39; Tickets Train and payments"BBC World Ben Libertán told me, working in the MAX IV laboratory in London's laboratory in the south of Sweden.
A "convenient" system
RFID, like a barcode, allows remote access to information contained in it. It is used in ski resorts and in anti-theft labelingsPet "identification chips".
These have been implemented in most smartphones, contact cards and electronic passports.
But in recent years, it has taken on the importance of human use. Sweden is leading this trend.
The theme started creating titles in 2015There was some controversy by announcing that its employees were going to make intrant chips with a hi-tech company, called the Episcopa, based in Stockholm.
Employees can enter the building, use photocopier or pay for coffee by distracting their wrist.
"The biggest utility that can facilitate"In 2017, Patrick Mazerton, the founder and director of the company said. "Replacing many things, such as credit card or keystrokes."
Pay hands with hands
Allows you to identify chips Payment Unrelated (Without contact)Only one percent of all transactions carried out in 2016 are promoted by homeland.
There are some transactions in board trains.
National Railway Company SJ- This is the first to receive this type of payment.
When the reviewer passes, some passengers will have hands near their application Smartphone. The train ticket seems to be about the past.
Every person with a microchip holding a handset must register with the company to register with a company in a register and pay the money.
Stephen Rai, who communicates in SJ, knows this very well. Because I have a handkerchief on the skin with my hands.
In this way, the traveler's cell phone screen indicates that the passenger has closed the ticket He shows his number and his name.
"Only the SJ reads from the microphone tip is the member number in the SJ Loyalty program," says BBC BP.
"This number It is not considered secret He added that the privacy of our users was confirmed from our perspective.
In the moment, this technology is used by your company for local travels. But the project is that it covers more and more.
But Ray made it clear It is always necessary to "empower" customers to "embrace these chips" "They only consider themAn optional serviceWe still consider it as a test plan ".
Stephen says he intends to extend the venture (other payments) to other parts of his daily life such as credit cards.
even though, Not everyone is in favor of the microchip Or such an optimist vision.
"This technology reduces the number of cards and devices they have, and it's pretty much & # 39; capable of minimizing & impossible to lose them," says Libertan BBC Forever.
But warns microbiology, he fears how chips will violate the privacy and security of chips users.
"These chips are incorporated into more digital services and will reveal more data if they are compromised. It's a weak thing when it comes to safety, " Explains.
"Imagine if you use this to unlock your home Access your bank account. I am afraid that the facilities will facilitate the leakage. "
There will be a question in the air: "The risks will be even greater when they start to include it Biological data To the chips. If a company knows more about your own health, What moral consequences, the law decides? ", Ends.
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