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Tech Thursday: Employee Microchip Implants

 BioTeq’s microchip implants. Credit: BioTeq

Microchips for employees? I never thought I would consider a microchip implant but such microchip would eliminate the need for time cards, office keys, parking cards,  subway cards and even possibly the need to remember my TSA Pre-chec number. 

According to the National Public Radio's October 22, 2018 article in Sweden, thousands of employees have had microchips inserted into their hands. The chips are designed to speed up users' daily routines and make their lives more convenient — accessing their homes, offices and gyms is as easy as swiping their hands against digital readers.They also can be used to store emergency contact details, social media profiles or e-tickets for events and rail journeys within Sweden.

CEO Todd Westby said that the company believes the technology will soon be ubiquitous:

"We foresee the use of RFID technology to drive everything from making purchases in our office break room market, opening doors, use of copy machines, logging into our office computers, unlocking phones, sharing business cards, storing medical/health information, and used as payment at other RFID terminals. Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc."

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