A wisconsin tech company has become the first in the US to offer a ‘voluntary microchip program’ for all its employees, and celebrated after implanting half of its workforce.
Employees were seen smiling, obtaining chocolate bars from vending machines and wearing T-shirts saying ‘I got chipped’.
The company, Three Square Market, literally placed Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) microchips under the skin of 41 employees, placing the devices between the thumb and forefinger.
While the company has stressed the program is voluntary and that the devices are not traceable, the comments of those overseeing the program clearly indicate that they consider the technology to be more wide reaching than obtaining snacks in the workplace.
“I think it can control everything. I gave an example earlier, [that] when you get pulled over, you just stick out your hand and [a police officer] will scan your hand. You don’t have to carry anything,” software engineer Sam Bangston told reporters.by