Wisconsin company to become first in the US to offer employees implantable microchips

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RIVER FALLS, Wis. — A company in Wisconsin will become the first in the nation to provide implantable microchips to their employees.

According to a statement Monday, Three Square Market will offer the technology to all of their employees, but the program is optional.

The chip operates on RFID technology — or Radio-Frequency Identification — which uses electromagnetic fields to identify electronically stored information. The chip implant uses the same technology used in contactless credit cards and mobile payments.

According to Three Square Market, the chip will be implanted between the thumb and forefinger underneath the skin. The process takes only seconds.

Employees who choose to be implanted with a chip will be able to make purchases in their break room micro market, open doors, login to computers, and even use the copy machine.

The company is expecting over 50 staff members to be voluntarily chipped at an inaugural “chip party” on August 1.

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