A tiny contactless chip implanted in Tesla owner Brandon Dalaly’s right hand is now all he needs to unlock his car.
Taking to social media, Mr Dalaly shared a video showing him having a tiny VivoKey Apex chip implanted in his right hand and then using the device to unlock his vehicle. “Finally decided to take my phone key issues into my own hands…literally. Tesla key chip implant,” he wrote on Twitter while sharing a video of himself having the tiny chip. inserted into his hand by a professional piercer.
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I finally decided to take my phone key issues into my own hands…literally. Tesla key chip implant. pic.twitter.com/RVK8ZaePoI
—Brandon Dalaly (@BrandonDalaly) August 16, 2022
In the clip, Mr Dalaly is seen waving his right hand at the vehicle for a few moments before it unlocks. Since being shared, the video has taken the internet by storm.
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Reacting to the post, one user wrote, “Ummm pretty weird, but it sucks to have something implanted that can’t do more than open a door.” Another said, “let you start the car too. So no need to have keys or phone with you”.
In the comments section, Mr. Dalaly also addressed the concerns he heard from viewers of the video. He declared“Just for awareness, as there seems to be a lot of misinformation out there, the chip can also do things like storage data, access control, otp 2 factor authentication, secure crypto wallet and, at the future, credit card transactions. It’s not just a key Tesla.”
According New York PostThe bizarre stunt was made possible by a chip called VivoKey Apex that uses the same technology, known as Near Field Communication (NFC) protocol, that powers Apple Pay and keyless entry into hotels.
Mr Dalaly said Teslarati that he had the chip implanted in his right hand by a professional piercer for $400. He also said he was part of a beta group of about 100 people who test the chips before they are released to the public.
“The company that put this together literally has its own app store where you can wirelessly install apps into your body with these chips,” he said, adding, “And one of the apps is turned out to be a Tesla key card, so that was the first app I installed on it because I have a Tesla.”
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Mr Dalaly, who works in technology, told the outlet he already had another smaller chip in his left hand which stores the keys to his coronavirus vaccination card, his house keys, his contact card and other information. He said the idea was that he would have his house key in his left hand and his car keys in his right hand.