7 Stockholm – SWEDEN

Employees with a chip implanted under the skin

Dematerialization - From 20 to 26 February

Progress or a worrying trend? Since the beginning of February the Swedish IT company Epicenter has had RFID chips implanted under the skin of 450 of its 700 employees. All volunteered for the experiment. The stated goal: to simplify the lives of employees and management. Now there is no need for badges, keys, cards and codes to open doors, use the copy machine or pay for a meal in the cafeteria. Implanted on the back of the hand between the thumb and index finger, this chip as big as a grain of rice saves and carries all the data necessary for the identification of the employees, who only have to put their hands on the sensors the company has installed.