Implantable NFC tag seeks funding

Dangerous Things' xNT implantable NFC tag

Biohacking startup Dangerous Things is seeking to raise US$8,000 on crowd sourcing website Indiegogo to begin producing an implantable NFC tag that can be used to unlock phones, open doors and share contact details with friends.

The xNT tag is an NFC Type 2 tag that is encased in a 2mm by 12mm cylindrical Schott 8625 bioglass vial and sterilized in ethylene oxide gas. The team has already produced four prototypes which have been implanted into beta testers’ hands.

A video from Dangerous Things founder Amal Graafstra, who has two implants, explains the xNT concept in depth:

Dangerous Things hopes to raise the money by 17 December in order to put the NTAG203-based xNT into mass production.

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4 comments on this article

  1. are these people crazy or what? They need a reality check.
    This is the stupidest thing I have heard of in a very long time.

    1. Well, thinking rationally for a moment, what’s the problem? These are the same sort of glass capsules that have already been implanted in countless pets around the world.

  2. Mike@ the problem is that at the minute it is in your body, it is out of your control who will get that contact or other info, your friend or others who need it, and it takes no time to convert this into a tool, that controls, tracks each movement of citizens. We live in an age where it is now easier to kill one million people than to controll one million people, so the power takes all measures to be able to keep control, we soon will reach the now scifi vision of chip controlled society. After court approved NSA data collection practices revealed, it is not an esoteric paranoia any more, as I thought before. And anyway who would give money to something that states about itself that it is dangerous, and admints that aims to hack biology meaning it is against life. That is even more scary than the thing itself, people are really stupid (if they give money for development and let it being implanted willingly.) The piercing expert is funny anyway, actually first I thought that ithis is a mediahack, still confused little bit.:-) About NSA and PRISM and Google:

    1. Sure, so it sounds like you think this is the thin end of the wedge, and that it opens the door to all sorts of evil possibilities.

      My understanding of NFC is that it is one of the safer technologies with respect to tracking etc because of its very limited range.

      This proposition seems to me no more risky than carrying a cellphone or a contactless bank card.

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