Swedes get futuristic high tech implants in their hands to replace cash and credit cars, eliminating Coronavirus contact

People in Sweden are having high-tech futuristic microchips implanted into their skin to help them carry out everyday activities and replace credit cards and cash.

MORE than 4,000 people have already had the high-tech chips, about the size of a grain of rice, inserted into their hands with the pioneers predicting millions will soon join them as they hope to take it global. Using the implants makes cash and credit cards redundant and massively reduces the risk of transmitted infections by the coronavirus.

“It’s very ‘Black Mirror,’” Swedish scientist Ben Libberton told The Post of the similarity to the TV series highlighting futuristic scenarios.

Like glorified smartwatches, the chips help Swedes monitor their health and even replace keycards to allow them to enter offices and buildings.

They have particularly caught on, however, by enabling owners to pay in stores with a simple swipe of the hand, a big deal in a forward-looking country that is moving toward eliminating cash.

The microchips were pioneered by former body piercer Jowan Österlund, who calls the technology a “moonshot” – and who told Fortune magazine that he’s been hit up by hopeful investors “on every continent except Antarctica.”

“Tech will move into the body,” the Biohax International founder told the mag. “I am sure of that.” Österlund insists the technology is safe – but that has not stopped alarm bells from ringing, with some fearing a link to a doubling in cybercrime in the country over the last decade.

Libberton, a British scientist based in Sweden, praised the “definitely exciting” potential health benefits of accurate health metrics taken from inside the body. “Think if an Apple Watch could measure things like blood glucose.”

“skål”- swipe your implant, it’s your round!

But he also fears the mass of highly personalised data and how it could be used: “The problem is, who owns this data?” he asked. “Do I get a letter from my insurance company saying premiums are going up before I know I’m ill? If I use the chip to buy lunch, go to the gym and go to work, will someone have all of this info about me? Is this stored and is it safe?”

Libberton added, “It’s not just about the chip, but integration with other systems and data sharing.”  He fears Swedes are not giving enough thought to the potential dangers.

“People have shown they’re happy to give up privacy for convenience,” he said. “The chip is very convenient, so could we accept our data being shared very widely before we know the risks?”

The trend coincides with Sweden’s march toward going cashless, with notes and coins making up just 1 per cent of Sweden’s economy. At the same time, the country has seen a dramatic decrease in some crimes – with just two bank robberies last year compared to 110 in 2008.

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    • Guest

      18 July 2020 • 14:42

      What idiots!

      • Bombshell

        28 May 2021 • 06:50

        We are humans, not robots.

    • Max Du Bois

      30 October 2020 • 07:26

      Yep, agreed

    • AMK

      15 December 2020 • 17:17

      On hand, no
      Chip between the two eyes on forehead or electronic third eye is future of humans. This chip design must be promoted virtually connected and unremovable, should bear personal number contain data and passwd of a person. Such chips virtually connected with camera like detectors with no manual errors!

    • Charlie

      26 March 2021 • 21:26

      After having a microchip inserted into my hand. How do I get it programmed?

      • Betty

        13 September 2021 • 16:35

        If you get the chip, willingly, YOU are already programmed to accept government control of your life. Yes, the chip would be a convenience to you, but it will be far more convenient for government intervention in your life. I don’t know if you know anything about Bible prophecy of the last days, but one of the signs is taking on the mark if the beast (Satan’s control). Another is not being able to buy or sell. Having the chip can be used to allow you to food, ren/buy a home, get a car, buy gas. It can also prevent you from going anywhere other than where the government dictates. It can prevent children from going to school, or even parents from raising their own children. So, you might think long and hard about accepting a little chip for convenience and think what obvious misuse can be. Do you trust your government enough to allow them this access to your life?

    • jeffry higgons

      16 June 2021 • 02:24

      That must suck look at the guy at the top he got his mouth wide open that must hurt bad!!!

    • kisemei

      31 July 2021 • 20:18

      We are aproaching a cashles society and global citizenship with the arrival of the chip either for good or bad.

    • Susanna

      25 August 2021 • 21:08

      Anyone read the book of Revelations?

      • Betty

        13 September 2021 • 16:22

        So sad that so many refuse to see, hear, acknowledge God’s word.

    • Todd Lester

      09 September 2021 • 21:53

      And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    • Jim Jim

      18 October 2021 • 16:20

      And just like over 20 years of Conspiracy Theories about shadowy globalist organizations & international bankers trying to implant chips into became fact, and still dummies call it a conspiracy theory. Humanity truly has failed at upholding the freedom that was paid for with blood by our grandparents generation, and now our children will be born into digital prisons and you will have to look them in the face explain why you failed act to preserve freedom. Congratulations.

    • Peta

      27 October 2021 • 13:47

      Jim Jim, this has been happening already for a few years now, but yes, you are correct, this is conspiracy ‘theory’ no more, but conspiracy truth. So many ‘theories’ have been proven in the past couple of years.

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