Fed up with carrying his keys around, Joe Wooller, 28, decided it was time for an implant.
This year, the father of two from Perth had a microchip, which uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, implanted in his right hand. His passive RFID chip does not require batteries, can last for many years and communicates with receivers attached to doors, for instance, via a magnetic field.
Asked if any of his family members had yet come around to the idea of getting themselves an implant, he said: “What? Implanted? God no. No, definitely not. My daughter still wants to do it, she thinks it’s pretty cool but yeah, no, not until she’s older.”