Game Designer Zoe Quinn Put Deus Ex on Computer Chip in Her Hand
Zoe Quinn, an experimental game developer, demonstrates a rather apropos use of an NFC chip implant. From kotaku:
More recently, she got a NTAG216 chip implant on a hand as well, which lets her do…well, whatever she programs it to do.
“I’m not sure what all the possibilities are,” Quinn wrote on her blog. “I can tell you that I’m planning to make a game that integrates it, and I can lock and unlock my phone with it super easy as well as transmit data to other compatible NFC devices like Android phones.”
NFC stands for “near field communications,” and it’s a technology that can transfer data between devices that are in close proximity to one another with just a tap or a wave. It’s the thing that allows you to pay for things with your phone in stores, for example. NFC is a newer version of RFID, radio frequency identification—but RFID has a longer range, and NFC allows two-way communication.
One of the Quinn is doing with her chip is giving out free Steam codes with it—and naturally, as you can see in the video above, she opted for Deus Ex, the cyberpunk role-playing game. It’s kind of perfect.
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