The chips injected under the skin are becoming more popular around the world. It can replace People’s identity card, keys and even tickets. The users say it makes the life easier. Well, is it really so?
Recently, Epicenter company started a new era by placing a chip under the skin of its employees. The rice-grain-sized chip allows employees to get everything they need in the company without the need for identification. This chip that has an aerial and named “RFID” is injected to the cavity of thumb with a syringe. These microchips that are used by 10.000 people worldwide and quite popular in Sweden don’t need a batery or charger.
Its price is 150 dollars
If you also want to use this chip, it costs 150 dollars. Whereas it is uncertain when the microchips are released in Turkey, they are already sold in Canada and Sweden. Besides, some railway companies have started to check the chip instead of ticket. The people using this method say it makes their lives easier. The most controversial topic of the chip is collecting datas in one place. Because of that, lots of security issues come to mind.
Are RFID chips dangerous?
Because usage of these chips are new, There is no data that shows it is dangerous. However the experts warns people about the risk of infection and that is using people as a guinea pig. It seems better to look at the technology that turns our life into the film “Black Mirror” from a distance.