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.
We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.
Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.
In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.
Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.
Donate now to get almost any thank-you gift.