It's the size of a grain of rice but could hold the key to many aspects of your life.
A tiny microchip inserted under the skin can replace the need to carry keys, credit cards and train tickets.
The technology getting under your skin, with proper privacy safeguards
Embedding Microchips Under Your Skin
Small microchip inserted cheaply and painlessly into the hand can render loyalty cards, keys, passwords, bus tickets and even bank cards obsolete.
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 are opting for something even more invasive, and arguably practical: a surgically inserted microchipRead More
The chip itself essentially acts as a digital keychain. NFC (near-field communication) is a way of sending information wirelessly from a passive chip to a reader, but only when they are about 4 cm (1.6 in) apart (you might have heard of radio frequency identification, or RFID - NFC is a more sophisticated form of it). A chip in the hand can help people do things like sign into the gym, unlock doors to cars and offices, and make credit card payments. Over time, as the technology progresses, the implant will be able to do even more.
Develop brain implants for boosting people's mental capabilities
The first use of the technology will be to repair brain injuries as a result of stroke or cutting out a cancer lesion, where somebody's fundamentally lost a certain cognitive element.
It could help with people who are quadriplegics or paraplegics by providing a neural shunt from the motor cortex down to where the muscles are activated
It can help with people who, as they get older, have memory problems and can't remember the names of their kids, through memory enhancement, which could allow them to function well to a much later time in life - the medically advantageous elements of this for dealing with mental disablement of one kind or another, which of course happens to all of us when we get old enough, are very significant
BodyChip is developing ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers.
Upgrading humans memory
Brain extension that allow you to add or delete memories and fight disease can create a new breed of SUPERHUMANS.
In the last century, we greatly expanded the notion of what it means to
be human. Remarkable innovations in both science and technology brought
us to the moon, laid the foundation of the Internet, and enabled
driverless cars. What’s next?
If a memory implant sounds farfetched, just think about other recent successes in neuroprosthetics. Cochlear implants now help more than 200,000 deaf people hear by converting sound into electrical signals and sending them to the auditory nerve. Meanwhile, early experiments have shown that implanted electrodes can allow paralyzed people to move robotic arms with their thoughts. Other researchers have had preliminary success with artificial retinas in blind people.