Telecom Giant Unveils Human Injectable Microchips to Replace Credit Cards for Purchases

fa811634-186c-4652-a95d-e8cc88f2adba   The UAE telecoms giant unveiled new injectable microchips, which store all your credit card, ID and business card data inside, for the first time in the Middle East at GITEX 2016 in Dubai.

7DAYSUAE| It might sound like something from a dystopian science fiction fantasy but you could soon be able to pay for goods and services with a microchip that is embedded in your hand, according to Etisalat officials.

The UAE telecoms giant unveiled new injectable microchips, which store all your credit card, ID and business card data inside, for the first time in the Middle East at GITEX 2016 in Dubai.

The technique is called bio-hacking, where an alien device is embedded on the back of the hand between the thumb and forefinger using a special syringe, medical tattoo artist Hazim Naori told 7DAYS.

“We clean the skin with sanitiser and after this we put the marks exactly where we want to pierce it,” he said.

“We insert the needle under the skin with a part of the need that pushes it in, and that’s where it settles and it needs a week or two to heal.”

Naori performed the implant for the first time on October 7 on George Held, from Etisalat’s Innovation team.

The procedure sees a microchip embedded into your hand

The procedure sees a microchip embedded into your hand

Speaking about the implantation, he said: “It’s like a piercing, it doesn’t hurt, but it feels a bit uncomfortable for the first day. The bio-hacking improves and enhances your body and will be not just a wearable device, but a device within yourself. You cannot replace or lose it, if you have an accident it’s still with you.”

Held warned, though, that before it can be commercially launched, decisions need to be made on what role it will play in society.

“There is no legality issue here. We already have agreements with Emirates ID and Visa and we issue a credit card with it through Etisalat, we have rights to issue those,” Held explained to 7DAYS.

He revealed that final costs for the procedure are not confirmed yet but it is expected to cost Dhs500 ($100) for both the injection and the gadget itself.

Asked if the information stored on the chip could be hacked with the right equipment, Naori said using the card would still require the necessary authentications.

“We have to internationally agree on the system and this is eventually going to happen, let’s be honest,” said Naori.

“Thirty to 40 years ago there were no (bank) cards and now I have a card with all my ID and sim card on it and put it in the machine without showing anyone my passport.

“It’s an electronic smart gate. It’s the same thing, instead of having the card you just have it under your skin and it verifies you.”

About the author: News reporter Shoshana Kedem is often seen as the conscience of the newsroom, expressing her empathy with the plight of those struggling both in the UAE and abroad. Having worked in Gaza and Yemen, she knows firsthand how hard life can be for some.
  • Center City_Newshound

    Its very first function is that it immediately damns your soul

  • Kimberly Creighbaum

    and this is the mark of the beast , you will not be able to buy , sell or trade without it and if you refuse this chip , they will cut off your head …the NWO keeps chipping away at our freedom …do not take this chip !!

    • Michael

      If a microchip in and of itself is the mark of the beast, then that would mean that there is already a person who this microchip represents. It also means that the mark of the beast, and the damnation of your soul, can be forced on children or people who have been drugged and so forth and therefore God would be unjust to damn people to hell.

      A microchip may be the technology that will be used by the real mark of the beast, but in and of itself it is not the mark of the beast because technology can be forced onto someone and therefore those people would not have a chance at salvation because of being forced. God doesn’t do that. Instead, a the mark of the beast will USE technology like a microchip, and computer systems, and the Internet,

      Don’t be fooled, looking at a microchip as the mark of the beast, while you get blindsided by the real mark of the beast when it comes.

  • Viivi Syrjä

    no, UAE, you do not.