The microchip implants that let you pay with your hand

Digital technology implants have been available for some time. But I have no doubt that we’ll see a lot more of this kind of “biohacking” over the next few years as digital payment services and digital identity systems proliferate.

A microchip was first implanted into a human back in 1998, but it is only during the past decade that the technology has been available commercially.

Yet, while she says that many people are open to the idea – as it would make paying for things quicker and easier – the benefit must be weighed up with the risks. Especially as and when embedded chips carry more of our personal information.