In July this year, a US tech startup called MicroCHIPS announced their latest product in development: a contraceptive microchip. The tiny chip would provide birth control for up to 16 years and – the best part – could be turned on and off via remote control.
Strangely (or predictably?), the immediate response to this news was suspicion. Suspicion that the device could be easily hacked.
I don’t know, when I read the news, my initial response was “where do I sign up for this, right now?” (It’s still in the development and trials stages, so it’s still very unavailable at this stage.)
You see, I think this sounds fantastic. Fantastic for so many reasons. Continue reading