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Three Square Market (32M), a River Falls, Wisconsin based software design company, says starting August 1st, it will become the first business in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to its employees.
Three Square Market has partnered with Swedish biohacking firm BioHax International for offering implanted microchips to all their employees. Although the program is optional, the company wants at least more than 50 of its employees to undergo the procedure.
The chips will be implanted underneath the skin between the thumb and forefinger, which will allow employees to pay for food and drinks in the company’s break room, open security doors, and login into their computers without any special cards—or passwords.
The technology the company is using is called RFID or (Radio-Frequency Identification) that uses electromagnetic fields to identify electronically-stored information. The chips will also use near-field communications (NFC), the same type of technology that is used in most contactless credit cards and mobile payments. Westby says these microchips have already become very popular in many European markets around the world and they want to be ahead of the curve in bringing it to the U.S.
“Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc.,” Todd Westby, 32M CEO said in a company press release.
“We see chip technology as the next evolution in payment systems, much like micro markets have steadily replaced vending machines. As a leader in micro market technology, it is important that 32M continues leading the way with advancements such as chip implants,” Westby said.
Biohacking could be a next big thing
While the Biometric information and technology are experiencing an increase in popularity, it also raises widespread concerns around the safety and privacy of people adopting it.
Hackers could misuse the technology used to provide easiness to the public against the public itself, and one should not forget that with the advance in technology, the techniques used by cyber criminals also improves.
Over two years ago, a hacker implanted a small NFC chip in his left hand right between his thumb and his pointer finger and hacked Android smartphones and bypassed almost all security measures, demonstrating the risks of Biohacking.
At the end of the same year, another hacker implanted a small NFC chip with the private key to his electronic wallet under his skin, making him able to buy groceries or transfer money between bank accounts by just waving his hand.
This is of course not taking into account the Biblical prophecy that the end times will require all transactions, either bought or sold, to be conducted with a mark in either the hand or forehead.
Big Brother, in some form, is rushing toward us.
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