According to the newest findings, 17% of Australians wouldn’t mind having a microchip implanted in their hands. A financial technology firm, FIS Global, has recently started considering developing microchip implants that will allow its users to make payments. Therefore, the company performed a survey and discovered that nearly one in five Australians accepts having an implant. While in the UK and the US only 15% of citizens would like to have a microchip, the Chinese are most excited with this idea it seems, since 49% said yes.
FIS Global’s local general manager for global e-commerce Phil Pomford said that he expects more Australians to accept having a microchip implanted in the future:
“Australians are usually on the front foot when it comes to adopting emerging payment trends and we have already seen a huge uptake in biometric payment trends like fingerprint sensors and facial recognition technology.”
“This is really just the beginning and we anticipate that further innovations in this area, including voice-activated commerce, will continue to become more widely adopted by the mainstream public.”
It seems that 16% of Gen X accepted this idea, while only 9% of elders agreed to it. It was the youngsters who like this project the most, especially Gen Z (25%) and Gen Y (24%).
Mr. Pomford understands that youth likes technological marvels:
“Convenience is king to today’s consumer, particularly the younger generations, who are more likely to adopt new and emerging technologies trends if it means they are rewarded with some level of convenience in return.”