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    Swedes Are Getting Implants In Their Hands To Replace Cash, Credit Cards

    Thousands of people in Sweden are having futuristic microchips implanted into their skin to carry out everyday activities and replace credit cards and cash.



    More than 4,000 people have already had the sci-fi-ish chips, about the size of a grain of rice, inserted into their hands — with the pioneers predicting millions will soon join them as they hope to take it global.

    “It’s very ‘Black Mirror,’” Swedish scientist Ben Libberton told The Post of the similarity to the TV series highlighting futuristic scenarios.

    Like glorified smartwatches, the chips help Swedes monitor their health and even replace keycards to allow them to enter offices and buildings.

    They have particularly caught on, however, by enabling owners to pay in stores with a simple swipe of the hand, a big deal in a forward-looking country that is moving toward eliminating cash.

    The microchips were pioneered by former body piercer Jowan Österlund, who calls the technology a “moonshot” — and who told Fortune magazine that he’s been hit up by hopeful investors “on every continent except Antarctica.”

    “Tech will move into the body,” the Biohax International founder told the mag. “I am sure of that.”

    Österlund insists the technology is safe — but that has not stopped alarm bells from ringing, with some fearing a link to a doubling in cybercrime in the country over the last decade.

    Libberton, a British scientist based in Sweden, praised the “definitely exciting” potential health benefits of accurate health metrics taken from inside the body.

    “Think if the Apple Watch could measure things like blood glucose,” he told The Post.

    But he also fears the mass of highly personalized data and how it could be used.

    “The problem is, who owns this data?” he asked. “Do I get a letter from my insurance company saying premiums are going up before I know I’m ill? If I use the chip to buy lunch, go to the gym and go to work, will someone have all of this info about me? Is this stored and is it safe?”

    Libberton added, “It’s not just about the chip, but integration with other systems and data sharing.”

    And he fears Swedes are not giving enough thought to the potential dangers.

    “People have shown they’re happy to give up privacy for convenience,” he said. “The chip is very convenient, so could we accept our data being shared very widely before we know the risks?”

    The trend coincides with Sweden’s march toward going cashless, with notes and coins making up just 1 percent of Sweden’s economy. At the same time, the country has seen a dramatic decrease in some crimes — with just two bank robberies last year compared to 110 in 2008.

    Source: NYpost
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    That should make them much easier to track.

    Himmler would have loved this century.
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    Hmmm. Not cool.

    Revelation 13:16-18 English Standard Version (ESV)

    16 Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave,[a] to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, 17 so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18 This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.[b]

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    Future controlled society here we come!

    Have a chip in you! They know where you go all the time... what you buy but also what you type and say and think.

    They'll shut your bank account off! (if you think and post the "wrong think") .... "Oh terribly sorry, must be a temporary glitch! We have experts looking into this problem! Sorry about that!"


    Meanwhile as you have zero credits you enter the underground economy and live underground in the sewers and become part of the invisible untouchable population! ALl their chips change colour just like in Logan's Run!


    Welcome to the Future!


    It's hard to believe we are nearing this stage.


    Perhaps enough people will clue in and start resisting .... eventually giant throngs of angry resistors will gain enough mass energy and *will* to flood compromised governments, arrest corrupt pedophile politicians and others and reclaim society. I would hope this could happen with some strong moral leadership so it would not turn into a corrupt blood-bath.

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    The mark on the forehead, guess what that is..........

    Get ready folks for total control.

    Revelation 13:16 ESV /

    ............Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead,.........
    Revelation 20:4 ESV /

    Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
    Revelation 14:9 ESV

    And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand,........

    Many more Biblical references..........

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    They have particularly caught on, however, by enabling owners to pay in stores with a simple swipe of the hand, a big deal in a forward-looking country that is moving toward eliminating cash.
    And can be easily robbed by simple swipe past the hand. Unless of course people are going to wear special protective gloves when their outdoors. Also was there not a small move back to cash, or at least promote it, because they feared completely eliminating cash would leave them vulnerable to Russian hackers wanting to disrupt the economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenrune View Post
    Meanwhile as you have zero credits you enter the underground economy and live underground in the sewers and become part of the invisible untouchable population! ALl their chips change colour just like in Logan's Run!
    I was thinking about an other movie when reading the topic title :



    And the portrayal of the police in that movie was meant a a joke. But having seen video-clips of how some Swedishg police handle immigrant criminals, the film was not far of from the reality in portraying how an highly PC'fied police would handle such things.

    pc'fied police in action
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    4000 of 9 700 000 is't that much.

    0,04%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnish Swede View Post
    4000 of 9 700 000 is't that much.
    Yet.

    But it does not sound more like a relatively small scale experiment to see how it will work. Also You probably also need need devices in stores that read those chips before you can get more wide spread adoption. But that is typical of so called network goods. First you have a small group of early adopters, with a long period of small growth. Until a certain threshold is being reached and then the masses move in. Presuming of course that is going to be successful. And in this phase you will also see more shops adopting the technology. And maybe a shifting out of older non-cash paying methods like debit or credit cards. Which of course would create a feedback loop where it becomes more attractive for people to switch to this new payment method. So it might not like many now. But if it becomes successful the numbers of users will not stay that low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnish Swede View Post
    4000 of 9 700 000 is't that much.

    0,04%

    It isn't for now, but, monkey see monkey do.
    The numbers can skyrocket overnight, all they need to do is make it look trendy and cool.



    Quote Originally Posted by GroeneWolf
    Also You probably also need need devices in stores that read those chips before you can get more wide spread adoption.
    I'm guessing the available contactless card readers can be used with minimal or no upgrades at all.
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    LOL. I have't even installed MyPay into my mobile phone. Nope, so far I have had plenty of time to pay with credit card in our village's shops. Hasty/hurried city people are like different ''race''.

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