Swedish Company Is Tracking Employees With Microchips Implants

Posted: Apr 4 2017, 12:29pm CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
Swedish Company is Tracking Employees With Microchips Implants
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  • Swedish Company Implants Employees With Microchips to Keep Track of Their Work

A Swedish company has kept track of its personnel via microchips implanted in their skin.

A microchip is easily slid beneath the skin. Thus a cyborg is created for all purposes. This might sound like a dystopian scenario of the future, but in fact it is taking place right here, right now.

A Swedish firm by the name of Epicenter implants microchips beneath the skin of its workers. These microchips are about the size of grains of rice. They act like identity cards that you can swipe through the slot in a scanner.

They allow the employees to access doors, handle printers or even buy fruit drinks with a single flourish of the hand containing the implanted microchip. These implants have become such a common fixture at the tech firm that many of the employees hold parties for those about to get microchip implants.

The main payoff is that it is very reliable and allows for an easy way to prove your identity without resorting to complicated procedures. There will be no need of keys or credit cards in the future thanks to this technology.

This technology is not exactly novel in its nature. Similar microchips have been used to tag pets via implantation in their collars. Companies have also employed them to keep a record of the number of deliveries made during the month.

However, this is the first time that employees are being tracked via this technology. Epicenter and a few other companies are taking to this technology like a duck to water. There are nevertheless security and privacy issues with this technology.

Although the chips do not cause any physiological anomalies in the organism, an employee may be on surveillance mode all the time regarding when he is in the office or what he buys from the marketplace.

The chip is not easily separated from the body of the employee. One of the employees of Epicenter spoke of how putting a foreign object into his body, no matter how small, was a daunting task.

Yet you have to take it in a stride. People have been having pacemakers implanted next to their hearts since quite some time. That is a more invasive technology than a minuscule microchip.

Epicenter has a hundred companies under its aegis. Also it has 2000 employees. Currently, 150 workers have chips implanted in their skin. The implants employ NFC technology, according to ABC News.

This is the same one which is used in some credit cards and mobile methods of payment. The era of cyborgs is definitely here earlier than usual thanks to this technology.

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