What Happens When Computers Enter the Body?

Published July 26, 2017

The New York Times highlights a company implanting microchips into its employees’ wrists–and the employees’ enthusiastic adoption of the practice.

Wisconsin, land of cheese and football, isn’t where you might expect an innovation at the crossroads of computer technology and biological science to occur. But at Three Square Market in River Falls, WI, employees are getting implanted with RFID chips at the behest of their employer. And they’re loving it.

The story highlights a novel use of technology in the workplace and suggests at a burgeoning trend. While the chips right now are only RFID, what happens when they become full blown CPU systems? How will security concerns be addressed? Who or what will be in charge?

Check out the full article from The New York Times.

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