The use of microchip implants has been a focal point for many science fiction movies and books over the past few decades. Whereas it used to be the stuff of science fiction and Hollywood, the technology has now become a reality for humans. Earlier this year, one Wisconsin-based company, Three Square Market, announced that it was planning surgically to implant up to 50 employee volunteers with a small microchip in each employee’s hand.

The implant would then give an employee the ability to work more efficiently by unlocking doors, logging into computers, and doing a number of other basic tasks by a simple wave of their hand. Three Square Market is a vending machine software company is hoping that this technology takes off and becomes mainstream. The company believes that it could soon provide a range of benefits to the consumer, including the ability to use the chip as a form of identification, a way to make purchases in a secure manner, and a simple way to access public transportation. MORE