Would you opt to be microchipped?
A software company in the US is the latest to begin microchipping its employees
There is a new movement to microchip humans.
Earlier this year, Swedish tech company Epicenter made headlines after announcing plans to embed a small chip into about 150 workers and now a US company called Three Square Market that makes software for vending machines is the latest to join the club.
The device is about the size of a grain of rice and is embedded in the webbing of the hand between the thumb and forefinger.
CEO Todd Westby says experimenting with chipping employees is all about staying ahead of the technology curve.
“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,” he said.
“Eventually, this technology will become standardised allowing you to use this as your passport, public transport, all purchasing opportunities, etc.”
These types of microchips have been used in humans and animals before and mean that people don’t need to keep track of multiple passwords and PINs because it will all be installed on the inserted chip.
Our mobile phones contain much more data about us than the proposed microchip and we are happy to use them so is this any different?
What are your views? How do you feel about being microchipped? Would you opt for this wearable technology of the future? Is your pet microchipped?
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