Wisconsin-based tech company Three Square Market provides employees with RFID chip implants, which can be used to access the office building, purchase food, log into computers and more. The chips, which cost $300 a piece but would be covered by the company, are grain-size and injected under the skin between the thumb and forefinger. The chips are FDA-approved, removable and do not have GPS tracking.
"We foresee the use of RFID technology to drive everything from making purchases in our office break room market, opening doors, use of copy machines, logging into our office computers, unlocking phones, sharing business cards, storing medical/health information and used as payment at other RFID terminals," CEO Todd Westby said in a statement.
Fifty of 80 employees accepted the offer to have the RFIP chips implanted.