Wisconsin company offers employees microchip implants

Tiny radio frequency identification (RFID) computer chips with the needles used to implant them under the skin are pictured in New York January 4, 2006. REUTERS/Chip East Tiny radio frequency identification (RFID) computer chips with the needles used to implant them under the skin are pictured in New York January 4, 2006. REUTERS/Chip East

By Taylor Harris

(Reuters) – A Wisconsin vending machine company is offering its employees a chance to have a microchip implanted in their hands that they could use to buy snacks, log in to computers or use the copy machine.

About 50 employees at Three Square Market have agreed to the optional implant of the chips, which are the approximate size and shape of a grain of rice, said Tony Danna, vice president of international sales at the River Falls-based company.

The company, which employs 85, said it was the first in the United States to offer staff the technology which is similar to that used by contactless credit cards and chips used to identify pets.

The implants made by Sweden’s BioHax International are part of a long-term test aimed to see if the radio-frequency identification chips could have broader commercial applications, Danna said.

“We’ve done the research and we’re pretty well educated about this,” Danna said in an interview.

The company is holding an Aug. 1 “chip party” where employees will have the device inserted between their forefinger and thumb using a syringe-like instrument.

The RFID chips use electromagnetic fields to communicate and can be read at a distance of no more than 6 inches (15 cm), Danna said.

Critics of using chips in humans include Nevada State Senator Becky Harris, who in February introduced legislation that would make forced installation of microchips illegal.

“It is possible to hack the information that is contained within the chips,” Harris told a state Senate Judiciary Committee meeting at the time.

The company’s CEO Todd Westby in a statement predicted the technology could become popular among companies.

“Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc.,” he said.

(Reporting by Taylor Harris in New York; Editing by Andrew Hay)

4 thoughts on “Wisconsin company offers employees microchip implants

  1. For those Christians who keep up with Bible prophecy, they’d already know that this is a prelude to the future Anti-Christ — not just asking — but demanding, that the world population take on his “Mark of the Beast”; that being, as some Bible students believe to be, the Micro-chip itself, in order to monitor every single “move” that every single individual makes on Planet Earth; so as for the Anti-Christ to intimidate and/or weed-out potential “enemies” of his New World Order who may appear to refuse to “comply” — or be uncooperative — with his anti-godly rule upon all the peoples and nations of the Earth. Time will tell as to whether or not the Micro-chip will indeed be this same “mark” that the Book of Revelation talks about. But in the meantime, let us continue to watch and pray for ourselves, as Jesus commands us.

  2. This is unreal as this is the mark of the beast and all there is no way in this god given world will any one put a microwave chip in my hand this is of Satan and part of the new world order the Mark of the beast i will die before they put this in me or my pet’s i may not buy or sell or anything but no way am I taking one of these this is going on and before they they Wil order us all that we have to have them this is what Obama was leading us toward GOD please help Iis now

  3. Hi Jim & all,
    I sent you a good article on this microchip implant recently, ok, so after reading this one, my comments are: 1. What a poor joke of the devil, those so called experts don’t know the end of the Good Book;
    because doesn’t it say ‘people will be begging to die from the boils in their skin…’?
    (I believe the implants could cause this).
    2. They are ignorant guinea pigs, since the FDA hasn’t approved it. and likely can’t
    because of Long Term studies aren’t available,
    Oh Well, these are “the times”.

    Take care,
    Connie Hulbert

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