You’ve surely noticed, standing in line at the grocery store or pretty much anywhere, that there are an increasing variety of different ways to pay for whatever it is you’re buying.
There’s cash, but that’s so boring. You could swipe, or chip, nowadays. There are also apps. And then at some point in the perhaps not too distant future, just waving your hand in front of a reader, because you’ve gotten a chip implanted in your hand.
Charlie Warzel did it, a tiny grain-of-rice-sized chip in that fleshy bit between his index finger and his thumb and wrote about it for BuzzFeed. Click on the audio player above to hear about Warzel’s experience.
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