Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Will you be "chipped" in the future?

A Wisconsin company called Three Square Market is offering employees rice-sized under-the-skin microchips to scan them into the building and pay for food.

So far--these are voluntary.

They slide them under the skin between thumb and forefinger.

The company says "this is the next thing that's going to happen" and they want to be part of it. They  insert the $300 chips in those who want them at "chip parties."

The company,  which provides technology for break rooms and other small markets, foresees Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to gradually be used for many purposes--copying machines, unlocking phones, business cards, storing health info, and other uses.

Of course, this technology is already used on pets. And some have suggested it for tracking wandering dementia patients.

This company swears no tracking will be involved. But who knows?

One question (among many) I had was what if you go from company to company with this stuff under your skin...What reacts to what?

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