A software engineer named Mikey Sklar decided to place an $2 RFID chip into his own hand and documents it in detail on his website. Here’s a snip:

DIY RFID human implants are on the rise. I have found over sixteen instances of midnight engineers implanting RFID tags in their hands. The general excuse is for automation purposes. Examples such as unlocking a computer screen saver or opening doors that have been outfitted with electric deadbolts.

Here is another person that beat Mikey Sklar to the punch earlier this year, and the granddaddy of them all, Professor Cyborg, Kevin Warwick, who had an RFID tag implanted in his arm in August, 1998. This is fascinating to read–I had no idea. All via BoingBoing.net.

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