BUZZFEED NEWS: A Sydney man is appealing the court’s decision after he was convicted of traveling without a valid train ticket.
Biohacker and real person Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow, 33, was fined in August 2017 for boarding a train without a ticket. Except he’d already paid, Meow-Meow argued: four months earlier, Meow-Meow had a travel card chip implemented in his hand, which allowed him to tap his hand up to a train’s card reader, as a traveler would use the regular Opal transit card to do. Meow-Meow spent $14.07 to pay for the train ride that day, and says he currently has $30 of unused funds in the chip that NSW Transport has blocked him from spending.
“We’ll see how it goes. We’ll see whether it’s a battle worth fighting, or if the law will catch up with the technology,” Meow-Meow told reporters.