• Man has Opal Card surgically implanted.
  • This has made Transport NSW clutch their pearls.
  • Man's legal name is Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow.

Biohacker Fights Transport NSW Over Cyborg Rights

NSW seems to be the place for taking unprecedented ethical disputes to court. Besides legislators trying to hash out who will inherit your dank memes after you die, a Sydney bio-hacker has taken legal action against the New South Wales government for infringing upon his cyborg rights. 

Though this story is certainly a far cry from the sci-fi tales of people uploading their brains into the internet, it may well be a step in that direction. The cyborg in question is 33 year old Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow, a scientist who has had multilple NFC chips surgically implanted inside his body; one of which is an Opal Card in his hand, which has helped him with speedier and more efficient train commuting. But here to fight the future are the transport authorities, who have charged Meow Meow for using public transport without a valid ticket and for not producing a ticket to transport officers. He was subsequently fined $220 and was ordered to pay $1,000 in legal costs. Transport NSW also cited that the surgically implanted was not being used in accordance with their Terms of Use, reasoning that the card had been "tampered with". Meow Meow's lawyer countered this by pointing out argued that transport legislation had advanced to include contactless payment such as smart phones and credit cards (which is a good point, IMHO).

Despite the court ultimately siding with The Man, Meow Meow made it clear that he would continue to level up his body with implanted technology and fight for cyborg rights. 

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