Swedish tech startup Epicenter has developed microchip technology that may be used to store and display a person's vaccination status, a video from the South China Morning Post shows.
The outlet's video went viral last week, currently boasting 2.4 million views on Twitter. The video features DSruptive CEO Hannes Sjöblad, who founded the Swedish Association of Biohackers. Sjöblad demonstrates how Epicenter's microchip, embedded in the skin, can be scanned for data, including one's vaccination status.
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The company has been developing the technology used in the chip for years. The chip can be implanted in the arm or between the index finger and thumb, and the procedure to implant the rice-sized device is completely reversible, the company says.
Epicenter is known for throwing parties when employees "get chipped," according to the video.
Beep boop beep: Your vaccination record has been verified 🤖 pic.twitter.com/dpAkSCudxf— South China Morning Post (@SCMPNews) December 17, 2021
Three Square Market (32M) was the first U.S.-based company to offer its employees similar microchips in 2017, allowing employees access to certain restricted areas.
"Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc.," said 32M CEO Todd Westby when the chips were implemented.
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The devices use radio-frequency identification technology, which uses an electromagnetic field to read stored information, as well as near-field communication, which is used in mobile payment apps and contactless credit cards.