Man Uses NFC Chip Injected in his Hand to Board a Flight
We know that body implanted chips are something that a number of people out there consider the future of security, identifications and other services, however, we now have the first man in the world to actually use one to board a flight!
Andreas Sjöström, vice president of digital for technology consulting company Sogeti, took part in a trial where he boarded a flight at Stockholm Arlanda Airport without having to show his passport or any other traveling and ticketing details.
He had a microchip xNT implant in his hand that had been injected in there with a special syringe. NFC readers at the airport were able to detect his ticketing information that had been downloaded to the chip inside his skin with just the wave of a hand. Sjöström says:
The biggest surprise was the feeling of being able to identify myself without anything other than my body. I didn’t have to pull out anything. It gave me a new sensation, sort of a pre-notion of what it will be like in the future when we don’t have to reach out with physical objects to accomplish things.
The chip he used has been manufactured by a company called Dangerous Things that specializes in biohacking and citizen science equipment. However, this was just an experiment for now, and interestingly, airline companies are also not really on the same page as Dangerous Things and Andreas Sjöström. Check out the tweet below.
@arnehess Neither do we! 😱 /Ina
— Lufthansa (@lufthansa) January 8, 2016
We have seen NFC chips being used in other ways, but this, the implants inside a person’s body, mimics the future we have been seeing in Hollywood flicks for a long time.