it is an extremely popular undertaking that so far, about 150 of the 2,000 employees have opted for. Epicenter CEO and co-founder Patrick Mesterton says, “The biggest benefit I think is convenience,” as he waves his own hand to unlock a door. “It basically replaces a lot of things you have, other communication devices, whether it be credit cards or keys.”Mesterton was one of the first to get chipped and lead by example, but even he initially had doubts and struggled with the decision. “Of course, putting things into your body is quite a big step to do and it was even for me at first,” he said. READ MORE
PROPHECY WATCH: Would You Let Your Company Chip You?
Remember scenes from movies like Mission Impossible or Minority Report where people are subjected to microchip implants? Well, it’s not just in the movies anymore–it’s real. Ask the employees of the Swedish company Epicenter, based in Stockholm, where it’s routine to have your hand implanted as part of your new employee on-boarding process. The company gives its workers the choice of an implant that will operate printers and open doors–you can even buy items from the vending machine with it. Apparently,