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Watch a Tesla RFID chip get implanted into owner's arm

By midian182 · 9 replies
Aug 13, 2019 at 8:37 AM
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  1. Rather than coming with a physical key, the Tesla Model 3 can be unlocked using a smartphone app, a keycard, or a key fob. As per The Verge, a software engineer called Amie DD decided to take the RFID chip from the keycard and implant in her arm. She already had an RFID tag implanted in her hand years ago, which is used to open her front door and send a smartphone’s browser to her personal website.

    Amie DD originally planned to transfer the Tesla software to the existing implant, but when that was unsuccessful, she decided to remove the keycard’s chip and place it into her arm.

    As shown in a video posted to YouTube (with more details on Hackaday), the first stage of the process was to dissolve the card in acetone. It was then sent away to be encased in biopolymer to prepare for the implantation process, which was carried out at body modification studio by a man named Pineapple. You can see a video of the implantation below but be warned: it’s a bit bloody.

    Amie DD said her arm was swollen after the chip was implanted and didn’t have time to video it in action. She did, however, assure The Verge that it works as intended. The range from her arm to the console is about an inch, though that should improve as the swelling goes down.

    Last year, the co-founder of Sydney biohacking space BioFoundry, Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow, which is his legal name, sued Australia’s New South Wales government for deactivating the transit pass implanted in his left hand. In June, his conviction for attempting to travel without a ticket and not showing a ticket for inspection was overturned.

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  2. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,996   +1,534

    She does look like she likes injecting things into her arms.
    lexster and wiyosaya like this.
  3. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 4,118   +2,406

    For me, the problem of forgetting where my keys are is virtually non-existent. When I get home, I have a hook that I hang my keys on. When I go out, my keys go into my pocket.
    madboyv1 and lexster like this.
  4. lexster

    lexster TS Guru Posts: 531   +261

    Another wackado story from The Verge... Shocking...

    Exactly right.
    wiyosaya likes this.
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,524   +3,085

    Idi0ts have been implanting things into their bodies for years. This doesn't make it any more interesting to normal people.

  6. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,996   +1,534

    RGB LEDs when?
  7. lexster

    lexster TS Guru Posts: 531   +261

    This is just wrong..
  8. ManuelV

    ManuelV TS Addict Posts: 130   +64

    So, some millennials can't remember where they put their keys?
    lexster likes this.
  9. amghwk

    amghwk TS Guru Posts: 542   +330

    People are just becoming more stupid and more lazy.
    lexster likes this.
  10. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,503   +3,891

    I'm not sure I want to rely upon the opinions of these two "model citizens" ...... nope .... nada .... not a chance .....

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