Implanting radio frequency identification (RFID) chips has made headlines again as a company in Belgium, NewFusion, has implemented the device for its employees. Surgically implanted in the hands of its employees, the tiny transmitters broadcast a simple code that allows employees to access company facilities and computer systems.
The chips, now growing in popularity especially in Australia and Europe, are about the size of a grain of rice and range in price from $80-$100. Placed under the skin between the thumb and index finger, they behave like a traditional electronic key card, yet one that won’t be left home on the kitchen table. Thankfully, at least for now, NewFusion has offered a chip-enabled ring for those who would prefer to avoid being implanted. READ MORE