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Wisconsin Company Will Let Employees Use Microchip Implants To Buy Snacks, Open Doors

A Wisconsin company called Three Square Market will soon offer employees implantable chips to open doors, buy snacks, log in to computers, and use office equipment like copy machines. The chips use near field communication (NFC) technology and will be implanted between the thumb and forefinger of participating employees. According to The Verge, around 50 people are supposedly getting the optional implants.

What could possibly go wrong?

I would ask our privacy expert, Mr. Orwell, but he is no longer available. You will have to decide for yourself after reading the Associated Press article at

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

1 reply

  1. Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc.

    I don’t like the idea of being held up for my wallet of my car-keys; I like even less the idea that I might be held up for my ID chip!

    How do I prove to my card company, police etc. whether chip id’d events happened before or after the chip was carved from my “live live hand”?

    Governments are stupid enough to think that chip id mis-use can be cured by insisting that chips are embedded around the jugular so that it is not possible to remove a chip (and we can see the flaw in that argument).

    Orwell’s book was, as others have said before, a warning not a guide.


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