US Company Holds 'Party' to
August 2, 2017
of employees at a Wisconsin technology business were implanted
with microchips Tuesday at the company's headquarters.
Three Square Market, also known as 32M, said 41 of its 85
employees agreed to be voluntarily microchipped during a "chip
party." The chip, about the size of a grain of rice, was
implanted into each person's hand using a syringe.
Company officials said the implants were for convenience. The
radio frequency identification chip provides a way for staffers
to open doors, log into computers, unlock things and and perform
other actions without using company badges or corporate log-ons.
chip is not a tracker, nor does it have Global Positioning
System capability in it, so the boss can't track worker
movements, company officials said.
Three Square Market said it was the first company in the United
States to offer staff the technology similar to that used in
contactless credit cards and in chips used to identify pets.
The implants, made by Sweden's BioHax International, are part of
a long-term test aimed to see whether the radio frequency
identification chips could have broader commercial applications.