Question of the Week #299

Would you want to implant a rice grain-sized computer chip in your fingertip to enable you to throw away your credit cards and keys, and use a simple hand wave to make a purchase and unlock doors?

Could I also use this grain of rice to unlock and start my car? If so, I say do it.

Although… I feel like something the size of a grain of rice would still feel kind of bulky and out of place in the tip of one of my fingers. Maybe it would work better in the palm of my hand.

What if I wanted to use a different card for a specific purchase. Let’s say, for example, I like to use my debit card for most of my purchases but I have a special credit card that gives me a discount on gas. Does that mean I need to get a grain chip in one finger that’s connected to my debit card and a grain chip in another finger that’s connected to the credit card?

There are so many variables involved here. But it seems convenient…

But what would you do? Do you have any interest in having a tiny chip implanted that will let you unlock your door without the use of an actual key? Let me know your thoughts down in the comments!

*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

4 thoughts on “Question of the Week #299

  1. YYYAAASSS for keys! Lol I am paranoid about forgetting my keys every time I leave the house. And then after locking my house door, I still panic at the bus stop thinking I left my keys at home.

    But the different card thing is an issue. Maybe a menu would pop up on the screen once you scan it? Like instead of inserting the card to then doing your pin and stuff, it comes up with your options associated in the chip? Or you have to tell the cashier and they have a specific button for debit or credit?

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