Honestly, never saw someone so immediately and intensely taken by the idea of implants. Ever.
What happened was, after work, I went to the post office to pick up a couple of Feitian NFC readers I had ordered ages ago. Then I went to my favorite bar to have a brewsky. The bartender was the son of the owner: he’s an EE student at the local university, and he helps out at the bar during the summer holidays.
As we were chatting, he saw my cardboard box and asked:
“So, what’s in the box? More vaping supplies?”
“No” I said, “it’s… Well, it might be kind of hard to explain. They’re NFC readers. You know, like your phone, but USB, for computers.” not really expecting him to know anything about it.
°Oh yeah? What’s it look like? Can I see?"
I opened the box and showed him the readers.
“Ooh yeah I know what those are. We have things like that next to all the printers at the university. Whenever we print something, it’s really annoying because we have to walk to the printer and scan our student ID to get the damn thing to print. What do you use them for?”
“Weeell now…” I didn’t really want to bring implants into the discussion, because people’s reaction aren’t always interesting or positive. But I usually don’t lie so there I went. “I have those chips in my hands you see… I use them for various things. Here with those readers, it’s to log into computers.”
The guy went ballistic.
“NO! FUCKING! WAY! Is that a thing man? That’s AWESOME! Show me! Show me where they are! What else can you do with them? Hey! I could have my student ID in a chip! Do you think it’s possible? Who installs implants in town? It’s so great ofmygodohmygodohmygod!!!”
That was unexpected
I ended up showing more bits of my body to the guy that I really cared to in a bar full of older patrons sipping their drinks and wondering what the fuck was going on between those two dudes over there, and spending 2 hours explaining the ins and outs of NFC and RFID chips to him. And I confirmed that students IDs at the local U are only Mifare Classics, which is interesting, because I happen to study Finnish as a foreign language there also
So, an interesting afternoon and a refreshing reaction to telling someone I have implants for a change.