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How to Think About Human Chip Implants

Most of us have experienced misplacing our car keys, but some people are willing to go to extreme measures to ensure they will never lose them again. Recently, news outlets picked up the story of Brandon Dalaly, a Tesla enthusiast who solved the problem of missing keys by having a programmable chip implanted in his hand.1

For a mere $400, Dalaly was able to have a small chip (called the VivoKey Apex) inserted under the skin of his right hand. The chip uses near-field communication technology to communicate with his car. It’s the same technology that makes Apple Pay and contactless credit card payments possible. Dalaly posted a video on Twitter showing the chip in action.2 By simply placing his hand...


is the Event & Executive Services Manager at The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity. He holds a BA in psychology from Nyack College and MAs in church history and theological studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #63, Winter 2022 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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