630 Wisconsin company Three Square Market to microchip employees

Speech Materals

A Wisconsin company is to become the first in the US to microchip employees.

Three Square Market is offering to implant the tiny radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip into workers’ hands for free – and says everyone will soon be doing it.

The rice grain-sized $300 (£230) chip will allow them to open doors, log in to computers and even purchase food.

And so far, 50 employees have signed up for the chance to become half-human, half-walking credit card.

But far from being some sort of dystopian nightmare, Three Square Market’s Patrick McMullan believes everyone will soon be wanting their own microchip.

I – Word Understanding
To microchip – to implant a chip
Dystopian – a state in which everything is unpleasant or bad

II – Have Your Say
1. Microchipping is already taking place in Sweden. One day, this technology will become just another payment and identification method, only instead of a credit card or phone, there would be a microchip between your thumb and finger. Would you consider this more safe and convenient? What method would you prefer?
2. If microchipping becomes a thing, what do you think are its other possible applications? Would you want to get microchipped?
3. What are the possible disadvantages of microchipping?

630 Wisconsin company Three Square Market to microchip employees

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