BARCELONA : At a trade fair held in Barcelona on Monday, a man volunteered to have a chip inserted under his skin live on stage .
This happened after another man who had already undergone the procedure, showed off how he could make a payment with the implanted chip, from his bank just by using his smartphone.
The man named Edgar Pons said that he underwent such a process just so he could open the door to his house, as the radio frequency identification (RFID) chip he had implanted contains credentials to opening the door .
“It 's super, for me, very useful, because I have an automatic house,” he said.
He added that as he is further motivated by the fact he can withdraw the chip very easily, simply making a little cut and pressing it.
The chip is the size of a grain of sand or two and it’s covered in a material that is biocompatible so the body doesn’t degrade it over time.
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