The firm literally getting under its employees’ skin

Sep 03, 2018, 9:07 AM EDT
(Source: Riley Porter/flickr)
(Source: Riley Porter/flickr)

Three Square Market, a technology company headquartered in River Falls, Wisconsin, is microchipping its employees, not to track their activities, but to make it a little easier for them to enter or leave the premises, buy something with just a wave of a hand or log on to computers.

It goes without saying that the privacy and security of data stored on the chips are matters of concern but the idea has been well received by the employees, with nearly one-third of the workforce now being “walking, talking cyborgs,” notes MIT Technology Review.

Microchipping or bio-hacking picked steam in Sweden, where more than 3,000 people have tiny chips tucked under their skins, ridding them of wallets and handbags for routine transactions, reports Simple Most.

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