How would you feel if you went to work one day or to conduct business and it was requested that you get microchipped? While some people are open and willing to accept the technology others would like it to be modified. Some individuals have a distaste for the technology altogether.
— Ted Bauman Guru (@Ted_B_Guru) August 1, 2017
Would you be willing to implant a microchip in your body to “make your life easier”? Many people would choose this. Implantation of a tiny microchip the size of a grain of rice inside of the hand has been taking place. Three Square Market is one company in particular that has implanted some of their employees with an RFID chip that allows them to gain access to restricted areas as needed. The industry that has chosen to do this is the prison warden industry, not exactly the most innovative industry with cutting-edge technologies.
Three Square Market typically makes checkout equipment for corporate and prison cafeterias. The implantation site is located between the thumb and forefinger. According to the company, this is completely optional and voluntary. The question is, would you allow your employer to implant you with a microchip for the sake of “convenience”? Would you rather remember passwords and carry a physical wallet or inevitably grow dependent on the microchip, much like many people depend on their cell phones today.
People don’t have to remember cell phone numbers or rely on their own skills to perform precise calculations. Some Three Square Market employees have chosen to stick with traditional badges, keys, and passwords. The technology appeals to some employees, they can appreciate the tech and would rather have it on a ring than within the body. As for the employees who are microchipped, they will not need to use cash to make purchases, keys to unlock doors, or passwords to access computers. Visit Ted Bauman at medium.com to know more
The technology concerns many people and makes them feel that the same will be used in the future. For example, traveling through an airport or conducting business. Some are even concerned that the chips will be used to spy on workers. The company claims that there are no GPS tracking devices within the chip. That doesn’t stop some employees from being vocal about how nervous they are about the chip.
Many people are willing to have the microchip implanted for the sake of not having to carry a wallet around. With RFID implantation technology, you wouldn’t need physical wallets or keys to make purchases or gain access to specific areas. For some people, this is an attractive option because they want their lives to become increasingly more convenient.