Company starts implanting microchips in employees

Company starts implanting microchips in employees


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WEBVTT IT’S INSERTED IN THE HAND, UNDERTHE SKIN, BETWEEN THE INDEXFINGER AND THUMB.>> WE CAME ACROSS THIS AND SAWIT BEING USED IN OTHER SOCIETIESWE SAID “WHY NOT US?”TIM: WHY NOT US?THAT’S THE ATTITUDE HERE ATTHREE SQUARE MARKET IN RIVEFALLS. THE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING COMPANYHAS TAKEN THE TECH WORLD BYSTORM BY OFFERING TO MICROCHIPEMPLOYEES.>> AN OPPORTUNITY THAT WE SAW TOREALLY PROVIDE SOMETHING TOSOCIETY.TIM: PRESIDENT AND CEO PATRICKMCMULLAN HAS BEEN WORKING ON THEPROJECT SINCE JANUARY.EMPLOYEES AREN’T REQUIRED TO GETTHE CHIP, IT’S COMPLETELYVOLUNTARY.>> IT’S A BIG NEEDLE, THOUGH.>> I’VE BEEN PIERCED WITHBIGGER.TIM: THE COMPANY OFFERED ME THEOPPORTUNITY TO GET CHIPPED AND IAGREED.>> ONE MORE BIG DEEP BREATH.NOT TOO BAD, HUH? TIM: NOT TOO BAD. [LAUGHTER] TIM: YEAH, JUST A PINCH. OK.>> CONVENIENCE IN A LOT OF WAYS,CONVENIENCE REALLY ELIMINATINGWHAT I HAVE TO CARRY IN MYPOCKETS.TIM: EMPLOYEE TONY DANNA SAYSTHE CHIP WILL BE USED FOR BASICTASKS, LIKE GETTING IN AND OUTOF THE BUILDING, LOGGING ON TOHIS COMPUTER, AND BUYING SNACKSIN THE BREAK ROOM.[BEEP] >> AND THEN TO FINALIZE YOURPAYMENT, YOU PUT YOUR CHIPAGAINST IT.NOW MY CARD, THAT’S IDENTIFIED. IT’S ASKING IF I’D LIKE TO PUT$1.06 ON MY CHIP. YES.TIM: SINCE WORD GOT OUT ABOUTTHE CHIPS, THREE SQUARE HAS BEENCONTACTED BY HOSPITALS,UNIVERSITIES, EVEN THE U.S. ANDFOREIGN GOVERNMENTS ABOUT THETECHNOLOGY.>> IMAGINE BEING ABLE TO TRAVELWITHOUT A PASSPORT, OR WORRYABOUT LOSING IT. YOU JUST HOLD YOUR HAND UP ANDALL THE DOCUMENTATION COMES UP.TIM: THE COMPANY SAYS THISPARTICULAR CHIP IS NOT CAPABLEOF GPS BUT ADMIT THAT COULD BETHE FUTURE.IN RIVER FALLS, TIM ELLIOTT,WISN 12 NEWS.PATRICK: THREE SQUARE SAYS THEMICROCHIPS ARE MADE IN TAIWAN.THE COMPANY ORDERED 60.THE COST OF EACH CHIP IS

Company starts implanting microchips in employees


A vending company in Wisconsin has started to insert microchips between the index finger and thumb of their employees. It’s on a volunteer basis.

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