“Jowan Osterlund from Biohax Sweden, holds a small microchip implant,
similar to those implanted into workers at the Epicenter March 14, 2017. (AP Photo/James Brooks)”
* Yelm-area residents are seeing notifications that hospital patients, employees of certain companies, and even those wishing to speed through TSA and on-board a flight without showing an airline boarding pass are being offered the chip for convenience.
– “Cyborgs at work: Employees get implanted with microchips”
“The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee’s hand. Another “cyborg” is created.
What could pass for a dystopian vision of the workplace is almost routine at the Swedish startup hub Epicenter. The company offers to implant its workers and startup members with microchips the size of grains of rice that function as swipe cards: to open doors, operate printers, or buy smoothies with a wave of the hand.”
“And as with most new technologies, it raises security and privacy issues. While biologically safe, the data generated by the chips can show how often an employee comes to work or what they buy. Unlike company swipe cards or smartphones, which can generate the same data, a person cannot easily separate themselves from the chip,” quoting the AP, via CBS News.