- The company is Three Square Market in River Falls, Wisconsin (32market.com)
- What they are doing is implanting an RFID microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, between the thumb and forefinger of their employees
- The chips will be used to buy things in the break room, log into computers, open doors, etc.
- The implant is voluntary, and about 50 employees have volunteered for the implants
- The cost is $300 per implant, which is being paid for by the company
VP of International Sales Tony Danna:
When working with our operators over in Europe, we came across a company of chipped employees at BioHax International and the concept of using RFID with micro markets quickly grew.
COO Patrick McMullan:
We see this as another payment and identification option that not only can be used in our markets but our other self-checkout / self-service applications that we are now deploying which include convenience stores and fitness centers.
CEO Todd Westby:
We foresee the use of RFID technology to drive everything from making purchases in our office break room market, 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.
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.
Why You Should Care
The company says the chips will not include GPS so it will not be tracking employees.
At least not yet. This type of technology could be used by the government to abuse people’s rights. Once the government gets involved, you know only to protect against terrorism. Who’s to say they wouldn’t use the technology for nefarious advantages? Would our Government do something like that, oh nooo! How does the society get to benefit of this technology without intruding into areas that each of us is entitled to keep private?
Furthermore what about the people who believe in the Bible, and take it very seriously? The mark of the beast. In Revelations 13:16-17 (KJV) And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or on their forehead. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Could it be prophecy coming true? The chip in the hand, and it being used to buy things is consistent with the verse. Personally I think this whole chip in the hand is about advancing technology. Should it become a matter of law, and the government starts to force the people to have one implanted. Then maybe it might be reasonable to assume the prophecy is becoming fulfilled.