Microchip implants to replace ID cards


Microchip implants are being done by thousands of Swedish people. The microchip contains details about their identity.

How does it work?

It’s implanted under their skin so that they no don’t need to carry IDs, or even train tickets.

Technology continues to get closer to our bodies, from the phones in our pockets to the smartwatches on our wrists. Now, for some people, it’s getting under their skin.

Over  3,000 people in Sweden have inserted a single microchip — which is as tiny as a grain of rice — under their skin over the past years.

Microchip implants
Erik Frisk, a Web developer and designer, uses his implanted chip to unlock his office door in Stockholm.

The Microchip implants are designed to speed up users’ daily routines. The main focus is to make their lives more convenient. It’s easier to accessing their homes, offices and gyms is as easy as swiping their hands against digital readers.

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