"....The problem here is that often people have a misunderstanding of what implantable technology really is. Rather than looking at the technology that currently exists today (and has existed for years), the general public tends to look to the media for examples of what implantable technology might be. We see examples of previously unheard of technology in movies and television and we come to recognize these futuristic devices as the definition of implantable technology. But this really is not the case. Indeed, there have been examples of implantable technology in society for many years, we just have not recognized these devices as such."

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Referred article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/reviewed-com/2014/03/27/implantable-tech-is-the-next-wave/6914363/