After changing his name in 2016, his name is Meow-Ludo Disko Gamma Meow-Miau. But this change in life for the Australian inventor from the state of New South Wales did not end. A year later, he planted a chip from the electronic map of Oral to the back of his hand, through which public transport passengers in Sydney pay for the fare. After that, another story began.
Now, according to Meow-Miau, he can not worry about losing the card. To pay for the fare on the bus or the metro, it is enough for him to bring his hand to the scanner. For several months, there were no problems until in August 2017 he was fined by the controller for the fact that Meow-Miau did not produce a ticket. Despite the fact that the money was on the card, the controller refused to read the money “from hand”. It came to court.
In March this year, the judge found the biohaker guilty, but he said that he refused to pay a fine and punish. However, the court insisted on its own, obliging Meow-Meow to pay a fine of $ 220 plus another $ 1,000 to cover court costs. The prosecution’s position was based on the fact that users of the Opal card, according to the contract, do not have the right to “spoil or change” it.
Disagreeing with the court’s decision, Meow-Miau appealed to the district court. This week, the case was reconsidered, as a result of which Judge Dinah Yehia sided with the biohaker, canceling the $ 220 fine. She was guided by the facts that Meow honestly paid for their trips, does not have the history of previous crimes, and the case itself is not of a criminal nature.
In turn, Meow-Miau states: payment through the palm is the same as with the smartphone. Moreover, he is convinced of the imminent mass implantation of chips. His own position was marked by the phrase:
“It’s just that the technology I developed is ahead of the law.”