A company called Three Square Market is offering to chip its employees to do various things at the company without ID. So far at least fifty have said yes. From the press release:
Three Square Market (32M) is offering implanted chip technology to all employees. Company employees will have the option to voluntarily implant an RFID microchip between the thumb and forefinger underneath the skin.
RFID technology or Radio-Frequency Identification uses electromagnetic fields to identify electronically stored information. The RFID chip will allow employees to make purchases in the company’s break room market, open doors, login to computers, use copy machines, among other things.
As with a proximity card, the chip implant works in a similar fashion – by holding the chip up to the device reader, the unique serial number associates the user with the software, the software then performs the requested function.
Employees also have the option to use a wristband instead of an implanted chip.