A Canby man says he can open his door – even unlock his cell phone – with just the swipe of a hand. It’s because he has a microchip implanted in his hand. James Newman said he is embracing the future. Two years ago, after reading some tech articles, he was inspired and had a chip implanted in his hand. He believes radio frequency identification is the way of the future and he wants to stay on the cutting edge.

“It’s a progression in technology and I wanted to be on the forefront of that,” Newman told Fox 12. Radio frequency identification, or RFID, offers many features, but it is not a new technology. In fact, you may even use it without even realizing it, if you have a microchipped pet or key fob. Amal Graafstra, founder of Dangerous Things, supplies at-home tag kits on his company’s website. READ MORE