COVID passport on chip in hand in Sweden
- The microchip can store the person's coronavirus vaccine status
- The implant can be read by any device using the near-field communication (NFC) protocol - technology used for contactless payments and keyless entry systems.
- "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," commented Epicenter's Chief Disruption Officer Hannes Sjoblad
- "In case your phone runs out of battery, it's always accessible to you. So of course, that's how we use this technology today".
- Following Sweden's announcement that the coronavirus vaccine passport requirement will be put into practice, the number of people who got microchips inserted under their skin rose.
- Swedish daily Aftonbladet reported on Sunday that a rise was recorded in the number of people who had microchips inserted in their hands following Sweden's announcement that a vaccination passport will be required at all events with over 100 participants as of Dec. 1.
- According to digital cultures researcher Moa Petersen, around 6,000 people in Sweden have so far had a chip inserted in their hands.