BARCELONA : At a trade fair held in Barcelona on Monday, a man volunteered to have a chip inserted under his skin live on stage .
This happened after another man who had already undergone the procedure, showed off how he could make a payment with the implanted chip, from his bank just by using his smartphone.
The man named Edgar Pons said that he underwent such a process just so he could open the door to his house, as the radio frequency identification (RFID) chip he had implanted contains credentials to opening the door .
“It ‘s super, for me, very useful, because I have an automatic house,” he said.
He added that as he is further motivated by the fact he can withdraw the chip very easily, simply making a little cut and pressing it.
The chip is the size of a grain of sand or two and it’s covered in a material that is biocompatible so the body doesn’t degrade it over time.
At the Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona new technology is being show cased which shows how technically advanced the world is getting , with new and concise gadgets being introduced for our convenience.