The microchips are being used to replace train tickets, key and credit cards.
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A tiny microchip inserted under the skin can replace the need to carry keys, credit cards and train tickets.Twenty-eight year-old Ulrika Celsing is one of 3,000 Swedes to have injected a microchip into her hand to try out a new way of life."It was fun to try something new and to see what one could use it for to make life easier in the future," she told AFP.In the past year, the chip has turned into a kind of electronic handbag and has replaced her gym card, she said.Sweden's SJ national railway company has won over some 130 users to its microchip reservation service in a year.Sweden has a track record of sharing personal information, which may have helped ease the microchip's acceptance among the country's 10 million-strong population.At an "implant party" organized by Osterlund in Stockholm, 59-year-old Anders Brannfors stands out with his salt-and-pepper hair among the crowd of curious 30-something hipsters.Delighted to have become a 2.0 version of himself, he has yet however to find a use for his chip several weeks after the implant.
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