Thousands of Swedes Are Inserting Microchips Under Their Skin

In Sweden, a country rich with technological advancement, thousands have had microchips inserted into their hands. The chips are designed to speed up users’ daily routines and make their lives more convenient — accessing their homes, offices and gyms is as easy as swiping their hands against digital readers. They also can be used to store emergency contact details, social media profiles or e-tickets for events and rail journeys within Sweden. Proponents of the tiny chips say they’re safe and largely protected from hacking, but one scientist is raising privacy concerns around the kind of personal health data that might be stored on the devices.

I think I would be more concerned about the tiny chips being used to track my every movement, recording where I have been, and even recording the people I probably talked with (if they also have embedded microchips so that two or more microchips in one location simultaneously can be considered to be a meeting).

Details about this scary technology may be found on the NPR web site at: https://n.pr/2yA0XXS.

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