Wisconsin company offers microchip implants to employees

(Reuters) – A Wisconsin vending machine company is offering its employees a chance to have a microchip implanted in their hands that they could use to buy snacks, log in to computers or use the copy machine.

About 50 employees at Three Square Market have agreed to the optional implant of the chips, which are the approximate size and shape of a grain of rice, said Tony Danna, vice president of international sales at the River Falls-based company.

The company, which employs 85, said it was the first in the United States to offer staff the technology which is similar to that used by contactless credit cards and chips used to identify pets.

  • Coupal

    This is a way to track people’s movements. It is an intrusion of privacy and a step in the direction of making society cashless. Not good.

    • tom_billesley

      The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn (published 2004)
      Kayla finds herself running for her life when she refuses to get the mandatory bar code tattoo on her seventeenth birthday–a decision that renders her a social outcast and places her family in grave danger.

  • tom_billesley

    Take your pet to work and let it buy the snacks.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I can’t wait to read that its suddenly become a condition of employment. Also real time monitoring of what you eat and drink, your sex behavior, how well you drive.

    • Liberal Progressive

      That’s all irrelevant to being employed.

      Now how you vote, that’s a different matter!

  • El Martyachi

    How about a magic trick instead?

  • DMB

    The Mark of the Beast is here folks. The global elite see us as nothing more than cattle that requires RFID tags to be tracked and monitored.

  • Tooth&Claw

    I am unique to God, the company can go eff itself.