MicroChips being implanted in humans are no longer a part of science fiction fodder.
Three Square Market announced amid an uproar of protests and privacy speculation over “Big Brother”, that it will implant MicroChips in some of 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.
ABC 5 explains:
The company designs software for break room markets that are commonly found in office complexes.
Just as people are able to purchase items at the market using phones, Westby wants to do the same thing using a microchip implanted inside a person’s hand.
“We’ll come up, scan the item,” he explained. He demonstarted how the process will work at an actual break room market kiosk. “We’ll hit pay with a credit card, and it’s asking to swipe my proximity payment now. I’ll hold my hand up, just like my cell phone, and it’ll pay for my product.”
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.
Along with purchasing market kiosk items, employees will be able to use the chip to get into the front door and log onto their computers.
No one who works at Three Square Market is required to get the chip implant. It inevitable that someday, it will be required.
Westby also said there is no way for employees to be tracked with the MicroChips.
“Unlike your cell phone that is trackable and traceable pretty much no matter where you are, this device is only readable if you’re within six inches of a proximity reader,” he said.
He also said the chances of the chip being hacked is “nil to none.”
“It is a very secure and safe device.”
Ramification Westby! Why has our society forgotten the word RAMIFICATIONS?