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Sweden: Microchips implanted into these office workers hands!

Sweden, Stockholm
February 03, 2015 at 17:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Staff from the Epicenter hi-tech office block in Stockholm had microchips implanted into their hands on Tuesday.

The office workers carrying the radio-frequency identification microchips (RFID) will be able to operate their smart phones, computers and photocopy machines, as well as open doors, by waving their hands. The RFID is roughly the size of a rice grain and can transmit personal information over short distances. It can already be found in contactless technology such as the cards used for the London transport system.

Epicenter is hoping that in the future all 700 employees will carry the chip. Biohacker Hans Sjobald, whose company implanted the microchips into the hands of Epicenter's staff, emphasised that he believes the RFID does not affect the carrier's privacy, since it only transmits information at short range.

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Staff from the Epicenter hi-tech office block in Stockholm had microchips implanted into their hands on Tuesday.

The office workers carrying the radio-frequency identification microchips (RFID) will be able to operate their smart phones, computers and photocopy machines, as well as open doors, by waving their hands. The RFID is roughly the size of a rice grain and can transmit personal information over short distances. It can already be found in contactless technology such as the cards used for the London transport system.

Epicenter is hoping that in the future all 700 employees will carry the chip. Biohacker Hans Sjobald, whose company implanted the microchips into the hands of Epicenter's staff, emphasised that he believes the RFID does not affect the carrier's privacy, since it only transmits information at short range.

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