Swedes get chip implants to replace cash and credit cards

Many people are opting to have microchips implanted in their hands. It’s very Black Mirror, but what are its possible impacts on personal and data security, as well as human health?

Last year, we read about how the UK Trade Union expressed alarm on the plan of British companies of implanting their staff with microchips to improve security [see Concerns About Microchip Implants Raised in the UK]. Today, the trend is that individuals in Sweden are consciously getting the microchip implants themselves. The implants enable individuals to make payments with just the swipe of a hand.  As of July 2019, statistics show that more than 4,000 people have already received their implants. 

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