Three Square Market (32M) is offering all of their employees implanted chip technology, the first US company to do so.
Employees will be implanted with a RFID chip allowing them to make purchases in their break room micro market, open doors, login to computers, use the copy machine, etc.
The initiative is optional for employees but they do expect over 50 staff members to sign up voluntarily.
32M partnered with BioHax International to create the RFID chip that is also commonly found in contactless credit cards and mobile payments.
CEO Todd Westby says the implant chip will be placed between the thumb and forefinger underneath the skin within seconds.
“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. Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc."
Global businesses have said they've seen multiple benefits when adding a micro market to their work places, like increased morale and productivity.
“We see chip technology as the next evolution in payment systems, much like micro markets have steadily replaced vending machines. As a leader in micro market technology, it is important that 32M continues leading the way with advancements such as chip implants.”