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Wisconsin company to be first in U.S. to implant microchips in employees

Posted at 2:42 PM, Jul 24, 2017

A Wisconsin company is about to become the first in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to its employees. 

"It's the next thing that's inevitably gonna happen and we want to be a part of it," Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd Westby said. 

The company designs software for break room markets that are commonly found in office buildings. 

More than 50 Three Square Market employees are having them implanted starting next week.

The microchips will allow them to buy stuff from the market in their building, get in and out of the door and log onto their computers. 

Each chip costs $300 and the company is picking up the tab. The chips are about the size of a grain of rice. 

The chip goes between your thumb forefinger and CEO Todd Westby says the data is both encrypted ad secure. If you get the implant and change your mind, all you have to do, is pop it back out. 

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