"...science fiction is sort of like a sociological genome. It's a huge range of possible futures, most of them useless; some vital. You never really know in advance."
Who could you go to get the keys to data stored in a chip in your head? Why, a war surplus dolphin who was trained to use special sensors that complimented his own sonar in underwater work like decomissioning mines by nosing into their circuits electromagnetically.
For an earlier, similar, idea, see the Dolphin's Hands from Larry Niven's 1967 story Handicap.
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