A Wisconsin company is offering its employees a truly delightful convenience, free of charge. The company is offering a chip implant that will allow employees to quickly access the building and buy food. It’s a voluntary program, but one wonders who might be considered for promotions and who might not be considered for promotions.
I am highly suspicious that the employees are guinea pigs of a vision that goes far beyond the Wisconsin company’s employees. I also suspect they may very well be experimenting with the degree to which social pressure can be used to ‘pursuade’ more people to voluntarily sign themselves up to be implanted, with rewards and social pressure replacing guns and laws.
Wisconsin company to install rice-sized microchips in employees
A Wisconsin technology company is offering its employees microchip implants that can be used to scan into the building and purchase food at work. Whether or not to get a chip is up to the employee to decide.
Three Square Market, a company that provides technology for break-room or micro markets, has over 50 employees who plan to have the devices implanted. The tiny chip, which uses RFID technology or Radio-Frequency Identification, can be implanted between the thumb and forefinger “within seconds,” according to a statement from the company.
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The company, which is based in River Falls, Wisc., envisions the rice-sized micro chip allowing employees to easily pay for items, access the building and their computers all with a scan of their hand.
“We foresee the use of RFID technology to drive everything from making purchases in our office break room market, opening doors, use of copy machines, logging into our office computers, unlocking phones, sharing business cards, storing medical/health information, and used as payment at other RFID terminals,” CEO Todd Westby said in a company statement. “Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc.”
A Wisconsin tech company is offering its employees microchip implants that can be used to scan into the building and purchase food at work.