Companies microchipping employees is real – and we should be scared

I just finished reading The Circle, the dystopian view of a world when the next Facebook completely abolishes privacy once and for all. The scariest thing about the book is how real – how possible – it all seems. The world is a few decisions away from being set on that path.

I read today in The Guardian that companies are starting to microchip employees for real:

The tiny chips, implanted in the flesh between the thumb and forefinger, are similar to those for pets. They enable people to open their front door, access their office or start their car with a wave of their hand, and can also store medical data.

It’s super scary. It’s a precedent that leads to a scary future.