Authorities Deactivate Transit Pass Implanted In Biohacker’s Hand

Authorities Deactivate Transit Pass Implanted In Biohacker's Hand

Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow cut a chip out of a travel card, encased it in biocompatible plastic, and implanted it under the skin on his left hand.

The biohacker intends to file a lawsuit against transport authorities of New South Wales, to fight the decision made by the authorities as well as to help create laws around body-hacking tech.
Meow-Meow has also reported having two other implanted electronic components in his body, one which contains all his important documents and the other has not been revealed as yet.
Meow-Meow said “This is case law in creation and it’s fun to be at the center of this. This is a scenario so unusual that their lawyers never foresaw this happening because, if they did, they would have written it in there.”

Authorities of New South Wales deactivated the card under Meow-Meow’s name after him undergoing surgery in April 2017. However, the chip implanted in his hand was not registered on his name, thus enabling to use it for around a whole year. However, he sometimes required to swipe his palm over the scanner more than once. Only after he traveled back to Australia from a cyborg convention in the US that authorities were successfully able to cut off the card he’s been using. He found the fact that his card was deactivated after the convention ‘ironic and hilarious,’ since the event was all about “regulation and cyborg rights.”
Meow-Meow was already scheduled to appear in a Sydney court in March to contest a US$ 200 fine he was slapped with for riding a train without a valid ticket. Clearly, the world’s not ready for implanted transit passes just yet.

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