The Future Gets Under Your Skin

The Future Gets Under Your Skin

Futurism

May 15, 2018

Wallets are such a bother. They flop around your pocket or purse, swelling as they munch on rarely-used loyalty cards and superfluous receipts.

But we’re living in the freakin’ future now. Why do we still have to lug around several different credit cards, or keys for irritating doors to the car and the office, when technology has far surpassed the need for any of them?

Lots of people are moving to store these sorts of things in their smartphones, of course, using services like Apple Pay and smart locks. But phones can be lost and hacked. So a growing number of people — including, for whatever reason, about 3,000 Swedes —are opting for something even more invasive, and arguably practical: a surgically inserted microchip, according to the Associated French Press.

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