A United States (U.S) firm has concluded plans to implant microchip in employees in groundbreaking fashion thus giving them access to normal workplace amenities.
According to the company, Wisconsin firm Three Square Market, at least 50 staff have agreed to have a microchip implanted into their hand. The microchip is similar to the one found in a contactless credit card.
The company reveal that the volunteers would be able to use the microchip to skip login requirements and get food on their lunch breaks.
The electromagnetic device, which is inserted between the thumb a day forefingers, uses near-field technology [NFC] and radio-frequency identification (RFID) to read information stored on external products or objects.
The Company’s CEO, Toddy Westby, referred to the microchipping as the “next evolution” in payment systems adding that it could one day replace passport
He said: “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, [and] storing medical/health information,”
“Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport,” he added.
According to KSTP, the encrypted chip would be given to volunteers at the firm for free though it normally go for $300.