Swedish startup company Epicenter has is doing something straight out of a dystopian sci-fi movie. It's implanting its workers with a microchip the size of a grain of rice, which can be used to open doors, operate printers, or buy smoothies.
All with the wave of a hand.
The injections are apparently getting so popular that workers at Epicenter have parties for those who are willing to get implanted. CEO and co-founder Patrick Mesterton told CNBC:
"The biggest benefit I think is convenience. It basically replaces a lot of things you have, other communication devices, whether it be credit cards or keys."
Of course implanting chips into people raises all kinds of serious ethical questions. As this kind of technology gets more sophisticated, what could happen if a hacker gets in?
Your health, your whereabouts, how long you're working, how long you're not working, all of that could theoretically be tracked.
Forget smartphones, this is the next step in being connected all the time. Everything is slowly becoming connected to the internet of things.
Do we really want this? Do we really need this?
It's kind of freaky to think about...