Forget About Wearables . . . Implant Devices Into Your Body!
More and more people have been wearing technology devices such as Fitbit and Apple Watch for various reasons such as tracking their health and fitness to checking email and texting friends. However, an even more disruptive technology is rising, implantables. Disruption is coming with the growing trend of implanting technologies inside the human body. Around the world, already about 30,000-50,000 people have RFID implants in their body. Some uses of these radio frequency identification implants are using your hand to unlock doors with a simple wave. With a tag that is inside a small glass cylinder the size of a grain of rice implanted into a persons body, no one will ever have to worry about losing keys or ID badges again.
Even crazier to think about is that Elon Musk has a plan on implementing Virtual Reality into people’s brains! You can start thinking about removing the large headsets and start imagining experiencing VR through your own mind. Musk points to the possibility of using neural lace, tiny mesh sensors inserted into the brain, which he believes will allow the host to be connected to a computer. If Musk’s vision turns into a reality, it will disrupt the VR headset industry because it will eliminate the need for them.
How do you guys feel about implantable technologies? Do you feel comfortable implanting a small chip or device into your body just to be able to unlock doors or as a form of identification? What other uses of implantables do you see yourself using?