Humans with microchips [The Financial Times]

One night in Barcelona last year, a young Dutchman named Antoine Hazelaar received a strange proposition from the owner of a local nightspot, the Baja Beach Club. The club had just started a new programme called “VipChip”, he was told, and for E125, a qualified nurse could inject a device the size of a grain of rice, a “VeriChip”, into his upper arm. Once implanted, it would transmit an ID number to a scanner that would recognise Hazelaar as a special customer, so he wouldn’t have to wait in line and would get access to a private lounge.

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