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US Employees Get Microchip Implant: A Report

Ritam Dutta
04 Feb 2018
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US Employees Get Microchip Implant: A Report

A Wisconsin tech company called ‘Three Square Market’, also known as 32M, is soon going to offer employees implantable chips to open doors, log in to their office laptops, pay for food and drink from office vending machines, use office equipment like copy machines, unlocking phones, sharing business cards etc. In a nutshell, employees would no longer need to carry around keys, ID cards, or smart phones to operate or authenticate with other systems.

The chips, which use Near Field Communication (NFC) technology along with Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID), will be implanted underneath the skin between the thumb and forefinger.

As for security concerns and whether people ought to be worried about their employer tracking their movements, Westby said that the chips don’t include a GPS component and are secure against hacking.

“The chances of hacking into it are almost non-existent because it’s not connected to the internet. The only way for somebody to get connectivity to it is to basically chop off your hand,” Westby added. Each chip costs around the US $400 approximately.