A Wisconsin company will be implanting microchips into the hands of employees the size of a grain of rice. The employees will be able to use the chips to purchase lunch, unlock doors and operate their computers among other things. Three Market Square insists that the chips will not come with GPS and all employees having the microchip implanted have volunteered and no one has been coerced into complying.
Three Market Square is a company that makes software break room markets. Many people are leery of microchips because they can be programmed to do a whole host of jobs that can infringe on your privacy such as keep track of your location and can cause an infection in the area where the chip is inserted.
According to their press release, the program will be optional for employees and the company will begin implementation on August 1.
The implanted Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) chip will allow workers to make purchases in their break room micro market, open doors, login to computers, use the copy machine, among other things.
‘Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc,’ Three Market Square CEO, Todd Westby, said.
The company is expecting over 50 staff members to be voluntarily chipped with the technology that is no larger than a small grain of rice.
Employees will have the chip implanted between the thumb and forefinger underneath the skin.
Westby explained that users of the chip will scan their items at a break room market kiosk and hit pay with a credit card.
Chip users will then hold their hands up, similar to how consumers pay for products using their cellphones, and it’ll pay for the product.
Each chip costs $300 and the company will pay for them. Westby said the data is both encrypted and secure and for those wondering, ‘there’s no GPS tracking at all’
H/T: The Mail Online