Are we moving towards the internet of human things?

The phenomenon of IoT is pretty much standard nowadays, but are we ready to get an implant that would remain connected to the internet at all times?

Sweden is expecting to advance to a completely cashless society by 2025. Some citizens, however, have decided to take a step beyond that and have embraced microchips. These devices could allow for great things like monitoring our signs of life. However, there are also certain problems that surround them, with government control being the most notable example of this.

One thing is for sure – the internet of human things would effectively spell an end to physical wallets, the clunky, bulky pieces of leather everyone hates dragging around. The implants would not only allow for cashless payments, but also carry other important documents in digital form, such as your ID, health insurance card, and so forth.

There is a very good argument that speaks in favour of them. While you can easily forget your wallet somewhere or have it stolen, the same scenario is much harder to occur with an implant.

Another thing these microchips would make easier is unlocking your car. The same can be said for accessing your home, thus effectively eliminating the need to carry any sort of physical keys. Since you’d carry a driver’s license with you on one of these, having to carry around any documents would become a thing of the past.

The downside, however, is risking having our implants messed with by hackers or becoming the victims of government surveillance. Are we brave enough to make a leap of faith?