A Wisconsin company has announced that it will be installing microchips in employees, but they are insisting there will be ‘no GPS tracking’.
Three Square Market is a company based in Wisconsin that designs software and technology for mini markets and will become the first company in the US to install the microchips.
The microchips will be offered to employees from August 1st and the implanted Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) chip will enable the employees to make purchases in their break room micro market, open doors, login to computers, use the copy machine, among other things.
Wisconsin company, Three Market Square announced this week that it plans to install microchips (file image) in employees to use in break room markets
Three Square Market designs software for break room markets (pictured), It’s about to become the first in the US to offer microchip implants to employees. The chips will allow workers to make purchases in their break room market, open doors, login to computers, etc
‘Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc,’ Three Market Square CEO, Todd Westby, said.
They expect at least 50 staff members to be voluntarily chipped with the technology that is no larger than a small grain of rice.
The chip will be implanted between the thumb and forefinger underneath the skin.
Westby explained that users of the chip will scan their items at a break room market kiosk and hit pay with a credit card.
Chip users will then hold their hands up, similar to how consumers pay for products using their cellphones, and it’ll pay for the product.
Each chip costs $300 and the company will pay for them. Westby said the data is both encrypted and secure and for those wondering, ‘there’s no GPS tracking at all’.
The company is expecting over 50 staff members to be voluntarily chipped (file image) with the technology that is no larger than a small grain of rice. Each chip costs $300 and for those wondering, ‘there’s no GPS tracking at all’