A Dubai resident to set Microchip in hand for Keyless Access

Asma Ahmed - | Technology

Say goodbye to the hassle of juggling keys or fretting over losing them—Dubai resident Briar Prestidge is about to usher in a new era of convenience. Next month, the New Zealand expat and CEO of the Prestidge Group will bid farewell to traditional keys, opting instead for a microchip embedded in her hand.

Microchip Implantation Revolutionizes Access

Measuring just the size of a grain of rice, this radio frequency identification (RFID) tag will be implanted into Prestidge's hand using a syringe during her upcoming trip to the US. She envisions this as a catalyst for sparking curiosity and inspiring innovation, aiming to lead by example in embracing technological advancements.

By implanting the chip in the fleshy part of her hand, Prestidge plans to effortlessly unlock her car, home, or gym, heralding a future of seamless automation. While acknowledging some trepidation, she eagerly anticipates exploring the possibilities this technology offers, seeing it as more than just a chip, but as a symbol of progress.

Collaborating with a smart home consultancy in Dubai, Prestidge aims to fully automate her life post-implantation, leveraging the chip's capabilities. While immediate payment functionalities may not be accessible, she eagerly awaits the arrival of payment-enabled chips, envisioning a future where carrying a phone for transactions becomes obsolete.

Microchip implantation, once a novelty, has evolved into a commercial reality, with over 50,000 individuals globally opting for subdermal placements. In Germany and Sweden, thousands have embraced this technology, utilizing it for various purposes, from access control to purchasing goods and services.

As Prestidge embarks on this groundbreaking journey, she underscores the transformative potential of technological advancements in shaping humanity's future. With an eye on innovation and a hand ready to embrace change, she embodies the spirit of progress in an ever-evolving world.

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