Microchips could be the future of the workplace, company says
Remember when you used to use cash to grab something out of the vending machine, then it moved to credit cards? Well now, all you need is your hand and that chip to do the trick.
“It just made me think of a sci-fi novel that was coming to life. Something that I’d read about and here it is happening,” said Jennifer Zent, a Communication Executive in South Bend.
Picture this: microchips in the palm of your hand. That’s what a company in Wisconsin is planning for the future of the workplace.
"We're going to use the power of our software developers to help their software developers and really take this technology to a whole new level,” said Tony Danna, Vice President of International Development for Three Square Market.
Three Square Market based in River Falls, Wisconsin just partnered with Swedish company BioHax to bring tech to the U.S. that will allow you to log in to computers, open doors, and even purchase food.
“Being able to log into your market accounts, access your coupons, your rewards and then finalizing your payment with the NFC card reader so you'll now be able to hold your hand up to the kiosk and finalize your payment,” said Danna.
And for future reference, Danna says you could become this walking credit card for the cost of 300 dollars.
"You use like a syringe and pop it in just like a needle and it's going to take about two seconds less than two seconds to get in. Anytime you I don't feel comfortable with it you can pop it right out,” said Danna.
But some Michiana employees aren’t buying it.
“Here’s this chip that if someone stole it and put it underneath their finger, I still think that no matter what, nothing is going to take the place of seeing someone face to face, and of course all the concerns of like identity theft,” said Zent.
Danna says the device does not have a GPS tracking ability, and for that, many companies are pleased, so it could be only a matter of months before we begin to see microchip implants in the workplace.
“We have gotten a lot of phone calls from companies within the US that are asking us how we get these chip implants within our, to offer to our employees so… it's comin',” said Danna.
Danna says they’re still taking ideas from other companies on their next move.
"We really narrowed it down of where we are starting with the technology and then we are going to kind of let the marketplace bribe us to where we are going to take it beyond that. I think will have some very exciting things happening in the next year with it,” said Danna.