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Man implants Tesla key into his hand so he never forgets it

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Are you forever searching for the car keys before leaving the house?

If so, perhaps it’s time to consider having them surgically implanted in the back of your hand.

It might sound crazy, but that’s exactly what Brandon Dalaly has done and now he can unlock and start his Tesla by just holding his hand up against it.

Brandon, from Detroit in the US, recently posted a video of his Tesla key implant – which he had done at a local piercing shop with absoloutely no medical oversight.

And this isn’t Brandon’s first implant. The tech enthusiast has an implant in the other hand that lets him through the front door of his house.

‘It’s a perfect back up. You can never forget it, it never breaks, something that won’t fail you,’ he told Fox News.

Handy (Credits: Emily Manley)

Unlike getting a ready-made implant, Brandon says he coded the chip himself.

‘The chips themselves are around $200 to $300 and the install is only about $100 because you can go to a local piercing shop who will agree to do the installation,’ he said.

‘All the programming and coding putting the apps on the chips – that’s all done by me.’

While Brandon may be an enthusiastic individual implanter, he’s far from alone.

In the UK, there’s no specific rules for or against microchipping yourself or others. However, any data processed by the chip would need to be carried out in accordance with data protection principles like those laid down by the GDPR.

In truth, it’s more of an ethical concern. But many proponents of microchipping see it as the natural evolution of our tech-saturated lives.

‘In 10-15 years, microchipped humans will be an everyday occurrence,’ Steven Northam, director of the UK’s leading human technology implant specialists BioTeq, told Metro.co.uk in 2019.

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And last year, a Swedish company started exploring the possibilities of storing a Covid passport on an implantable chip.

Epicenter showcased an implant capable of storing a Covid passport that could be read by any device using the near-field communication (NFC) protocol.

‘Implants are very versatile technology that can be used for many different things, and right now it is very convenient to have Covid passport always accessible on your implant,’ Epicenter’s chief disruption officer Hannes Sjoblad said at the time.

The chips are implanted either in the arm or between the thumb and forefinger. And Sjoblad says the process is 100% reversable.

Even so, it’d probably be nicer to just remember where you put your car or house keys each day.


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