Dear oh dear. Longwhiles after Kevin Warwick (was that the dear prof’s name?) used public funds to turn himself into a cyborg, I thought that we were past this. It’s so post-post-modern that it’s exhausting. Quoth Mikey:
DIY RFID human implants are on the rise. I have found over sixteen instances of midnight engineers implanting RFID tags in their hands. 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.
At a much deeper level? Perlease.
I just don’t understand why one wouldn’t just have the RFID in a watch, ring or dorky bracelet.
Maybe that’s because I’m not “a third generation geek
First generation. Aspiring.