Australian gets micro-chipped so he can use his Iphone 6

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Ben Slater had the microchip inserted in September 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. With the chip he will be able to open doors, switch on lights and he hopes will be able to interact with his Iphone 6.

The Daily Mail reports:

Ben Slater had a radio-frequency identification microchip – which has similar measurements to a grain of rice – injected into his left hand through a syringe two weeks ago at a Melbourne tattoo parlour.

He hopes the new generation of Apple’s smart phone will have the capability to read the microchip implanted in the webbing between his thumb and forefinger.
The new addition to his body means Mr Slater can swing his front door open, switch on his lights and store personal information with the flick of his hand.

‘The most obvious thing the chip allows me to do is store my contact information on it, so that I can just touch a phone with NFC and pass my information to their phone. That is a great party trick,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.

‘But it can also trigger an action on my phone to turn the house lights off, open a secure door which is set to recognise the chip or I could – and probably will – set up my car ignition to be linked to the chip for keyless entry and start up.’

Video of Ben having the microchip inserted into his hand

We are yet to find out whether the microchip has worked with the Iphone 6. What do you think about this story? Do the benefits of being chipped outweigh the negatives?

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