Nearly all the multinationals in the world are using identification cards for marking attendance, opening of the doors and for other purposes
However, one company is now offering its employees to get a microchip implanted under their skin for getting scanned or buying food items, etc.
The name of the company is Three Square Market and its work-area includes providing technology for the break-rooms or micro-markets. The size of the chip will be of a size of a rice grain and it will be using Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. The chip will be implanted between thumb and forefinger and time taken in implanting it will be just few seconds.
This company is based in River Falls, Wisconsin, and it claims that more than 50 employees are willing to undergo this voluntary procedure.
Here’s what CEO Todd Westby stated in a company statement,
“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. Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc.”
The company may be calling it completely safe and also assures that it doesn’t have GPS tracking but Twitter has its own concerns! Twitterati reacted over it and here are few selected tweets:
What do you think about this? How would you react if your company offers the same?