CEO Todd Westby said that installing microchips in employees is “the right thing to do”, as it cannot be tracker, nor hacked
One Wisconsin-based tech company decided to helps its employees forget about swiping a credit card or badge to buy food at work. Consequently, they consider installing microchips in employees’ hands a good idea.
The tech company, Three Square Market, will be the first to use this device in the US. The device has been approved by the FDA in 2004.
“We think it’s the right thing to do for advancing innovation just like the driverless car basically did in recent months,” he said in an interview
The company provides technology for break-room markets or mini-market kiosks and it expecting that more than 50 employees will volunteer to get the chip installed.
Furthermore, Westby said that he and his family will also be chipped.
The implant of the chip costs $300 and is inserted using a needle, between the thumb and forefinger. Moreover, it is believed not to hurt that much.
At the same time, the chip takes away the inconvenience of forgetting the badge or credit card. Once an employee has the chip installed, he or she can easily buy food and log into computers. Regarding tracking and security issues, Westby says that the employees are completely safe.
“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. It is a very secure and safe device. ” he said.
BioHax International in Sweden, Three Square Market’s partner, has already started using this technology in 150 of its employees.