I’m not a lazy person, although my mom would highly disagree. Okay, so, I’m the kind of person who doesn’t like opening doors when people ring the bell or moving to get something out of my wardrobe or cupboard, but that doesn’t make me lazy, right? I really hope not. Because I truly believe that I can’t be the only one who feels lazy to do those things. I came across a woman on the internet that implanted a chip in her hand to unlock the doors and wardrobes of her home. C’mon, I’m not this lazy, at least (this one’s for you, Mom)! Also, technology, you don’t fail to surprise me!
A woman in a TikTok video claims to be able to open electronic home doors, cupboards, and wardrobes using a chip that is implanted in her hand. On 25th June 2020, she claims to have gotten an RFID chip implanted into her right hand after a little persuasion from her husband.
The woman just needs to walk up to the sensors, wave her hand that is implanted with a chip and the doors seem to open up. She calls herself the ‘Chip Girl’ on the TikTok app and, her videos, in which she has demonstrated how the technology works, have gone viral.
Although this might seem a little gimmicky to some, the fact is that this technology is not random since the woman is seen dedicating her whole profile to answering any queries that netizens might have regarding the technology or the chip. In fact, in another video, she is seen answering queries of users who were new to her profile and this technology, or confused about its workings.
In the TikTok video, she says, “Inside of my hand, there is a very small piece of technology. It’s about the size of a grain of rice. its basic function is to be used as a key. We use the technology to lock up our front door and other places around our house… The thing that’s different about my hand that a key doesn’t have is that I can reprogram this anytime I want. So, let’s say I move or somebody gets information on my chip, I can easily change it.”
Answering a few queries about the chip and why everything in her house is chipped, the woman explained, “All we really mean is that it has the capability of being locked. So let’s say, we have guests over. If they to lock this area of the house, they can, or when we chippy the gym because we don’t want our guests or kids to get hurt on this equipment.”
I honestly don’t know whether to be ecstatic about the fact that this kind of technology exists or sad that it exists. Because as convenient as it is making our living, it also is making us more lazy and dependent. For me, this dependency is what is going to lead us to our doom—physically and mentally. But hey, that’s just my opinion.