27 Jul 32M is Implementing the First U.S. Microchip Implanting for Workers
According to news last Tuesday, Wisconsin-based snack stall provider Three Square Market (32M) is set to embed radio-frequency identification (RFID) microchips to its employees.
The plan is the first in the U.S., with all 50 workers slated to have voluntary chip implantation by the following week.
32M CEO Todd Westby stated that RFID chips will allow their staff to function more efficiently. Performing a myriad of tasks, this includes signing in computers, sharing company cards, opening doors, purchasing for their office, storing health data, and many more.
The said chips utilize near-field communication (NFC) technology just like the ones found in credit cards and mobile purchasing devices.
Security worries were also raised, but Westby assured employees that the chips don’t have GPS tracking, and are protected from breaches.
As for hacking, he states that threats are nearly impossible because the RFID is not connected online.
Source: Science Alert