Global Vendor and Reseller Case Studies of RFID/NFC and Other Implantable Devices
Katina Michael with FIS 111 “Welcome to the Future” Students
Arizona State University
The global market for radio-frequency identification (RFID) and near field communication (NFC) implantable devices for humans is growing in terms of the number of vendors and resellers. In “Welcome to the Future”, thirteen students investigated the business development, technological trajectory, and socio-technical impacts of microchipping humans. This workshop presents 13 case studies on vendors and resellers, their product and service offerings, and future application potential. From dangerousthings.com, to Biohax International, from ChipMyLife to BioTeq and more, we present the market as it is positioned today and present insights into the future. The market for these body modification technologies is expanding rapidly, and we will trace the trend from tattoos to piercing and now the embedding of emerging technology and ponder on what this means for the digital culture in general.