Brisbane Digital Director gets Microchip Implant Ahead of iPhone 6

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Ben Slater from digital agency Vanilla Brief in QLD has had a microchip implanted in his hand. Yes, you read that right.


With a wave of his left hand, Ben Slater can open his front door, turn on the lights and will soon be able to start his car.

Without even a touch he can link to databases containing limitless information, including personal details such as names, addresses and health records.

The digital advertising director has joined a small number of Australians who have inserted microchips into their skin to be at the cutting edge of the next stage of the evolution of technology.

Mr Slater was prompted to be implanted in anticipation of the iPhone 6 release on September 9.

The conjecture among pundits and fans worldwide over what chief executive Tim Cook will reveal is building.

At present the iPhone cannot read microchip implants. However, Mr Slater believes the new version will have that capability. His confidence is now lodged between his thumb and forefinger.

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