Implantable Chips: The Future of Convenience and Security?
Software Engineer Discusses the Growing Trend of RFID Implants for Everyday Use
In a world increasingly driven by technology, software engineer Miana Windall is embracing the future with around 25 implants under her skin, ranging from magnets to RFID technology. These tiny chips offer a new level of convenience and security, enabling users to access various functionalities without the need for physical keys or cards. At the DEF CON security conference, Windall shared her journey into the world of implantable chips and shed light on their potential applications.
RFID technology, which powers scannable systems like subway cards and tap-to-pay, has been around since the 1970s. However, its integration into the human body is a relatively new concept. Despite the ancient practice of body modification, RFID implants remain a novelty for many. Windall explained that while the concept has potential, it’s not the magic portrayed in Hollywood movies.