Would You Let Your Job Microchip You?
Every Sci-Fi thriller movie has come to life. A company in Wisconsin is putting microchips in their employees.
This has a movie starring Tom Cruise written all over it.
Three Square Market, a technology company in Wisconsin, is introducing microchips to implant into their employees.
The microchip is completely voluntary and they have over 50 employees that have signed up to get this chip implanted into their hand.
This rice sized Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) gets inserted between the thumb and the pointer finger. Employees can use the chip to get in the building and buy things at the break room.
They are not the first company to do this. A Swedish company called BioHax, has already used microchips in employees. Three Square Market is partnering with the company.
Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd Westby told KSTP-TV, "It's the next thing that's inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it."
Westby explained how they hope to expand the technology to not only be limited to building access and break room purchases, but also to use the copy machine, unlock phones, log in to office computers, share business cards, payment at other RFID accepted locations, and contain personal/medical information.
One thing left out of this microchip will be GPS tracking.