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Thousands of Swedes are inserting microchips into themselves – here’s why
Thousands of people in Sweden have inserted microchips, which can function as contactless credit cards, key cards and even rail cards, into their bodies.
- Moa Petersén
- The Conversation
Once the chip is underneath your skin, there is no longer any need to worry about misplacing a card or carrying a heavy wallet.
But for many people, the idea of carrying a microchip in their body feels more dystopian than practical.
Some have suggested that Sweden’s strong welfare state may be the cause of this recent trend.
But actually, the factors behind why roughly 3,500 Swedes have had microchips implanted in them are more complex than…