Everyone likes to munch on snacks throughout the day to combat the daily drudgery of working for “the man” yet some find it bothersome or a burden to produce cash or a mircro-chipped credit or bank card to pay for the nutritionally packed gems resting for who knows how long in glass and steel encased dispensers. So what’s the way around this bothersome payment burden – have a microchip inserted into your hand, of course!
Three Square Market plans to implant chips in the hands of volunteers among its workforce. The technology replaces identification cards used to open doors and operate office equipment.
Three Square Market will likely use the technology the most in the break room. To pay for a candy bar or a bag of pretzels, all an employee would have to do is flick their wrist.
By next week, over 50 employees will have bionic hands, with a credit card chip implanted near their wrist. – via cbsnews.com
Imagine, just a flick of the wrist and snacks with a laundry list of chemicals is available for consumption, along with a foreign electronic object in your hand. What joy!
“I think it’s a step towards the future,” Eric White, an assembly line manager, said.
White said he thinks the chips could eventually save lives.
“Somebody who’s allergic to something or has a condition, they can scan your hand and all the information is there,” he said.
So there it is. An Orwellian nightmare succinctly spun from some guy to allay any qualms the queasy might have with spilling a bit ‘o blood for the grain of rice-sized chip. It could save lives, it could stop global warming, it could alleviate hunger, it’ll give me a candy bar…throw a few cow-pies out there for the gullible public to chomp on and it’s all good. No need to worry about technology getting under our skins, right? All our personal, medical, financial information stored on a chip embedded in our hand with a central authority overseeing and administering it…what could possibly go wrong?
What a bummer the modern era has become.
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To combat the ugliness as we always attempt to do…
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