NFC chip implants are a bad idea

In the video below I outline five reasons why I think NFC chip implants are a bad idea.

As a quick background: I had an NFC chip implanted and used it as a boarding pass when traveling. I recorded a video showing what it looked like when I had the chip implanted and also when I used at the airport. I did this to find out whether or not it’s a feasible usage of NFC technology. My conclusion is that it is not. (Check out the original video here…). However, I did learn a lot from a general innovation and experimentation perspective. I’ll come back to that in a later post.

In summary, the five reasons why NFC chip implants are a bad idea include:

  • Solves no real problem
  • Doesn’t work well
  • Takes more time (compared with using tags not implanted, or in the case of boarding passes – the old kind, paper or device)
  • Not possible to use the NFC chip for more than one thing at the time (in the majority of solutions)
  • Serious health risks

Note: The list does not include irrational fear relating to integrity and privacy, since NFC chips cannot be remotely monitored or controlled. The “NF” stands for Near Field. Also, the list does not either include any irrational pseudo-Christian criticism. I have commented on this already in the Comments-section in the original video and won’t engage any further on that topic here.

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