An Australian man can now tap in and out at train stations with a travel card chip implanted in his left hand. Which raises the question: is he ahead of his time or out of his mind?
Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow (yes, that's his legal name, and a clue to the above question) says he had the chip put under his skin by a professional piercer.
The chip in his Opal card –Sydney’s version of London’s transit Oyster Card or Toronto’s Presto, was cut down to 10mm by 6mm for the procedure.
Meow-Ludo says his new implant gives him "an ability not everyone else has."
"If someone stole my wallet I could still get home," he told ABC News.
Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow (can’t resist saying it again) has two other implants in his arm, one of which he uses to store documents.
The man says sometimes the card readers don't register his implant on the first tap, but that can also happen with a regular card.
Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow (one more time) is a political candidate for the Science Party in New South Wales and told Huffington Post in 2016 that he entered politics because he saw "parties that are making policies based on ideology but not looking at facts."
To us at Open Jaw, that statement alone makes this gentleman smarter than your average Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow. When asked for comment, however, OJ gossip columnist Ivanna Gabbalot said he was putting implants in all the wrong places.