Wisconsin Firm Microchips Employees: “It’s Inevitably The Next Thing… And We Want To Be Part Of It”
In April we noted that Swedish company Epicenter had begun implanting RFID chips into workers hands… and the workers loved it… it makes opening doors and buying smoothies so easy and convenient, and your coworkers will even throw a party for you once you take the plunge to become a cyborg.
The injections have become so popular that workers at Epicenter hold parties for those willing to get implanted.
“The biggest benefit I think is convenience,” said Patrick Mesterton, co-founder and CEO of Epicenter. As a demonstration, he unlocks a door by merely waving near it. “It basically replaces a lot of things you have, other communication devices, whether it be credit cards or keys.”
Workers there seem alright with the idea. In the article, the general attitude is perhaps best captured by the comment of one 25-year-old worker:
“I want to be part of the future.”
And now, as ABC5 reports, a Wisconsin company is about to become the first in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to its employees.
“It’s the next thing that’s inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it,” Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd Westby said.
More than 50 Three Square Market employees are having the devices implanted starting next week. Each chip is about the size of a single grain of rice.