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This Company Wants Employees To Get A Microchip In Their Hands

By Mark Pygas

Technology has advanced pretty far in the past couple of decades. It's worth remembering that at the start of this millennium, we didn't even have smartphones. But has technology gone too far? Some people seem to think so after a Wisconsin technology company, Three Square Market, offered workers the opportunity to have a tiny microchip implanted in their hands. 

The idea seems to be popular among workers. The company, which is based in River Falls and provides technology for breakrooms and micro markets, has over 50 employees who plan to have the devices implanted. 

The chip, which is around the size of a grain of rice, uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) to allow workers to pay for snacks in the vending machine, access the building, and even log into their computers with the swipe of a hand.