A Wisconsin company is about to become the first in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to its employees.
"It's the next thing that's inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it," Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd Westby said.
Just as people are able to purchase items at the market using phones, Westby wants to do the sam thing using a microchip implanted inside a person's hand.
"We'll come up, scan the item," he explained, while showing how the process will work at an actual break room market kiosk, "We'll hit pay with a credit card, and it's asking to swipe my proximity payment now, I'll hold my hand up, just like my cell phone, and it'll pay for my product."
Westby said the data is both encrypted and secure, adding : "There's no GPS tracking at all."
More than 50 Three Square Market employees are having the devices implanted starting next week, but no one who works at Three Square Market is required to get the chip implant.