Brandon Dalaly, the owner of a Tesla car, has a unique way to unlock his car: with his hand. Or rather, using the specially made chip that had been implanted into his hand eleven days ago. I talked to him about his new implant and he told me that this was actually his second implant.
The first thing I wanted to know was how much damage he had done to me. If you watch this video, you will probably feel phantom pain as I did. Brandon explained that this was his second slide. When he got the first one, he didn’t use any sedation or anything to numb him.
“The first was a little smaller, so it wasn’t as forceful as the push of that giant penis in my hand. The first came preloaded into a larger syringe. They pushed the syringe in and protruded into the foil in a similar way to how a microchip is inserted into a dog.”
The first slide implant burned out and was painful for about a month. However, for the second one which is used to open a Tesla car, his hand was numbed with lidocaine. Brandon said a four-gauge needle was used.
He explained that the chips are coated with a biocompatible material such as a biopolymer. The other is bioglass. Once implanted, the body coats the chip with its own tissue.
I was curious as to why Brandon got two implants. Explain that they do completely different things. Chips are used for a variety of purposes such as access control, data storage, lighting under your skin, or cryptocurrency storage. Brandon is already beta testing the chip he uses to unlock his Tesla.The chip Brandon uses to unlock his Tesla is the VivoKey Apex which is a contactless NFC secure element chip.
“I am in a beta group of about 100 people and this person can do secure transactions and java card apps. The company that put this together literally has their own app store where you can wirelessly install apps in your body with these chips. And one of the apps is a Tesla key card. So This was the first app I installed on it because I have a Tesla and now I use it as a key when my Bluetooth switch fails or I don’t have my key card. You just use your hand.”
Brandon explained that the first chip is his home key and stores his wallet, contact card, medical information, a Covid vaccination card and similar items. The chip can be scanned by any cell phone and then opens a portal where you can access the information.
“The whole idea was to have my house key in my left hand and my car key in my right hand. Then what’s really cool is that when it’s approved, they can wirelessly activate the new chip that I just made credit card transactions. I can link a credit card to it and I can use it Anywhere there are tap-to-pay devices.
The obvious concern: inadvertently getting close to something that would scan the chip and use it.
One of my concerns was what if the chip was accidentally used or accessed. Or, worst case scenario, a hack? For example, will a nearby credit card machine accidentally check your chip and access your money? Brandon explained that the chip would have to be very close for the machine to read.
“You should be a few millimeters away from the thing, and realistically, I hope you’re not just going to walk through credit card terminals and move your hands against it during the middle of transactions.”
“It’s a very short reading range. It’s no different from your phone if you use Apple Pay. It’s like that but it’s built in your hand.”
Will Brandon get more chips?
Could this be the technical version of tattoo addiction? I asked Brandon if he had plans to get more chips in the future. Brandon works in technology and always tries to be on the cutting edge of everything.
“For me, it made sense at the time. It’s kind of like a fun party trick. When you use one of my chips with your phone, it lights up green under your skin.”
There is another chip but it is not available in the US yet. This measures your body temperature. The capsule is held in your chest and you can scan it with your phone and take your temperature.
“We’re at the dawn of this technology and it’s a very specialized product. And there’s been a lot of backtracking. People thought Bill Gates was putting tracking chips in the Covid vaccine. It’s fueling a lot of conspiracy theories.”
“It’s funny because these chips can’t track anything. You’d need an external power source to be tracked anywhere. And their phones track them everywhere they go anyway. If you go to Google Location History, it will show you where you step step by step”.
And there are the religious people who sent me a bunch of weird comments on Facebook about the mark of the beast in my first slide install video. There’s just something in book of visions You are talking about this sign on your hand or forehead that indicates your loyalty to Satan or something like that. I just don’t want to worry about forgetting my car keys. I’m not here to worship Satan. ”
Tesla key card chip implant cost.
If you were to guess how much it would cost, you might be shocked how wrong you could be. Unless you guessed $400.
“It’s not as bad as people think. Since I was a beta tester, I got the chip for $300 and then the installer just paid me $100 to put it in. For him, it was like a hole under the skin. It’s the same method but he was sticking with something different.”
Brandon has been a professional piercing installer for over 15 years. what do you think? Thinking of having a chip in your hand to unlock your Tesla or smart car?
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