Would You Let Your Employer Microchip You? [Video]
I saw this story floating around a couple of days ago on social media. And though the story is actually a couple of years old, I still can't believe anyone ever agreed to it. But, according to USA Today, River Falls-based Three Square Market, a Wisconsin vending company, ran an experiment and embedded microchips in its employees.
According to company officials interviewed by USA Today, the microchips were designed for "convenience" and a way for employees to "bypass using company badges and corporate log-ons to computers.
Okay, I have to say this. Even though the chips reportedly do not have GPS capability, I think this is completely over the line. Angel and I agree that we would NEVER consent to this. It's just too weird and invasive. In fact, when I shared this story with Angel she went on a five-minute long tirade that ended with "Uh uh! I ain't doing it. I will quit my job." Yes, her response was THAT dramatic. But I am with her. I mean, I microchipped my dogs, but that's in case they chase a rabbit through the backyard, crash through the fence and escape into west side of town.
Hey, I give it to the fifty or so folks who agreed to this and earned their "I Got Chipped" t-shirts. But they can have 'em. I'll stick to using my key card to get into my office buildings and I'll just use a good old fashioned George Washington to buy a snack from the vending machine.