Biohacker who inserted travel card chip into his body gets fined for not having ticket

Biohacker who inserted travel card chip into his body gets fined for not having ticket

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Australian man Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow (yes, that’s his real name), 33, has been in a legal dispute with public transport authorities over not having a ticket.

Meow-Meow argued he did have a valid ticket. It was just implanted inside his hand.

The biohacker inserted a near-field communication (NFC) chip coated with biocompatible plastic into his hand last year, so he didn’t have to use a card. The chip was from an Opal card, Sydney’s equivalent to London’s Oyster.

Still, Meow-Meow plead guilty on Friday morning in Newtown Local Court to the charges of using public transport without a valid ticket and not producing a ticket for transport officers, resulting in a A$220 fine and A$1,000 in legal costs, according to ABC News. Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Biohacker who inserted travel card chip into his body gets fined for not having ticket

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