The Future Is Here: Employees Getting RFID Chips Implanted
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The Future Is Here: Employees Getting RFID Chips Implanted

The employment of implanted chips may have seemed like a conspiracy not too long ago but it’s already a fact. A scary fact. Apparently, an American company, 32M, is now offering chips to employees willing to get the implant in their bodies. The novelty is voluntary and is about to be initiated on August 1.

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American Company Now Offering RFID Chips to Employees

According to the company, the RFID chips will come in handy when employees want to “make purchases in their break room micro market, open doors, login to computers, use the copy machine” and similar work-related activities. For now, 32M is expecting more than 50 staff members to take part in the implant procedure.

We foresee the use of RFID technology to drive everything from making purchases in our office micro markets, 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,” 32M CEO Todd Westby recently said. The technology is expected to become standardized meaning that it could (will?) be used as a passport, public transit, purchasing, etc.

More about the RFID Technology

RFID, Radio-Frequency Identification or chip technology for short uses electromagnetic fields in order to identify information which is stored electronically. The technology is becoming more popular, and it’s not much different than the technology used in contactless credit cards and mobile payments, experts say. Nonetheless, having this technology directly implemented in your body still appears contentious, with the chip going between the thumb and forefinger underneath the skin in seconds.

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These RFID chips activate when in contact with another chip to transfer small pieces of data between each other. The technology needs very little power, and it’s neither the first nor the last time it’s being implemented for identification. In fact, for many people chips naturally come as the next step in the development of technology in our daily lives. For others, however, this is a real privacy nightmare.

32M has partnered with Swedish biohacking firm BioHax International.

Milena Dimitrova

An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum for 4 years. Enjoys ‘Mr. Robot’ and fears ‘1984’. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles!

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1 Comment

  1. Martijn

    Ik wil me wel als proefkonijn laten chippen en meewerken aan de optimalisatie van de chip. Ik geloof in de voordelen indien de veiligheid en de juiste rechten aan de bevoegde instanties gegarandeerd worden. Stel je voor: geld afhalen, betalen aan de kassa, mutualiteit, medisch dossier, inloggen om je belastingen in te dienen, badgen en printen op het werk, deuren openen… klinkt praktisch! Ik zie er enkel voordelen in. Angst om gevolgd te worden heb ik niet, dat gebeurt sowieso via onze online profielen, social media… degene die tégen de chip zijn hebben wat te verbergen of zijn bang dat aspecten uit hun leven wordt blootgesteld.
    Ik ben kandidaat proefkonijn.

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