Despite numerous controversies, Tesla is a massive company with millions of diehard fans. One fan decided to show some love to Tesla by implanting a chip in his hand, which lets him unlock his car.
We’ve seen Tesla fans advocate some dumb things before, but seeing someone implant a chip in their hand to open a car is definitely new. Is this fan onto something? Will this be how we open cars in the future? Or is this just a dumb decision since there’s an app?
Tesla fan goes from having a key to being the key
Speaking with Teslarati, Tesla owner Brandon Dalaly said he’s part of a group that plants chips on your body to make life simpler. Dalaly said that he implanted a chip on his hand to open his Tesla in case he forgets to bring his keys.
“I’m in a beta group of around 100 people and this one can do secure transactions and java card applets. The company that put this together literally has its own app store where you can wirelessly install apps into your body with these chips,” explains Dalaly. “And one of the apps just happened to be a Tesla key card. So that was the first app I installed on it because I have a Tesla and now I use that as my key when my Bluetooth key fails or I don’t have my key card. You just use your hand.”
Knowing that there are more people who implanted chips on their bodies for various activities is weird. Still, to each, their own, and Dalaly shouldn’t have any trouble opening his Tesla car, even though he could have just used the app.
Actually, he has two chips implanted
If you thought implanting a chip in your hand to open a Tesla was crazy, Brandon Dalaly actually has another chip already implanted. Prior to the Tesla chip, the first one stores his portfolio, his contact card, medical information, Covid vaccination card, and similar items.
“The whole idea was that I would have my house key in my left hand and my car key in my right hand,” says Dalaly. “And then what’s really cool is when it’s approved, they can wirelessly activate the new chip I just got to do credit card transactions. I can link a credit card to it and I can use it anywhere where there are tap-to-pay terminals.”
Has this inspired anyone to implant chips in their bodies to fulfill minor tasks? We hope that’s not the case, though we won’t judge anyone if they can afford these Cyberpunk-esque upgrades.