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Published On: Wed, Feb 4th, 2015

Sweden: Employees get high-tech microchip in their hands

Workers in a Swedish office complex called Epicenter get around using high-tech microchips embedded in their hands. The microchip allows employees in the building to access security doors, use the photocopier, and even pay for their lunch, all with the swipe of their hand.

 The Epicenter building workers are having a tiny RFID (radio-frequency identification) chip, about the size of a grain of rice, implanted in their hands that will give them access to various services within the building, according to the BBC News.
Popular Science notes that the microchip offers a convenient way for employees to access items that traditional require a card or key of some sort and provides the building with a digital log of data that would have previously been too “mundane to record.”
microchip-in-hands-xray“At Epicenter, these chips literally provide access; doors open at the wave of a microchipped hand, and instead of fumbling for a card to activate the office printer, people instead press their hands against a chip reader. In turn, the door and the printer recognize which person who uses them, creating a digital log of behaviors once too mundane to record.”

Hannes Sjoblad, the chief disruption officer at the Swedish bio-hacking group BioNyfiken, which implanted the chips into the Epicenter workers, sees a bright future for micro-chipping within the workforce and beyond. Sjoblad notes that people are already interacting with technology on a daily basis, but it is messy. Why not make it more convenient?

“We already interact with technology all the time. Today it’s a bit messy — we need pin codes and passwords — wouldn’t it be easy to just touch with your hand?”

 

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  1. Mark of the Beast: microchips for humans is here and close to mandatory - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] “At Epicenter, these chips literally provide access; doors open at the wave of a microchipped hand, and instead of fumbling for a card to activate the office printer, people instead press their hands against a chip reader. In turn, the door and the printer recognize which person who uses them, creating a digital log of behaviors once too mundane to record,” the report stated. […]

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