A tech company from Wisconsin will allow employees to have microchip implants that can be used from paying for food and drinks to logging in to computers and opening doors, 100% Fed Up reports.
Software design company Three Square Market, based in River Falls, says it will begin offering the microchips to all of its employees on August 1.
The firm, which designs software for break rooms, emphasized the program is optional and expects over half of its staff will avail of it.
The microchips will be implanted underneath the skin between person’s forefinger and thumb.
It will be using near-field communications (NFC) which is the same technology used in mobile payments and contactless credit cards.
“Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc,” according to company’s CEO Todd Westby in a news release.