What is Radio Frequency Identity (RFID) technology?


What if your employer asks you to implant a small chip in your hand in order to show your identification and monitor your movement in office? A technology company in US is planning exactly this.

A report in published in Mirror said that the technology company Three Square Market has asked its employees to volunteer to get the chips installed in their hand so that traditional id cards van be replaced and more secure features can be installed. Fifty people have agreed to volunteered for the same.

It also cited a company Executive saying that RFID technology (Radio Frequency Identification) is going to be the future of identification and the company wants to be a part in this innovation.

The executive added that the technology will be used to monitor employees access to break rooms, storing medical/health information, logging into office computers and many more other accesses.

However, this seems like companies have now started to interfere in the life of employees and they want to keep a track on the movement of employees which might be extended outside the office as well.

This could be a dangerous thing for 3rd world and developing countries where lot of employee exploitation is reported.


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