Vending machine company offers implanted chip technology to employees

(Photo courtesy 32M)

Looking for a quicker way to purchase that mid-afternoon snack at work? One Wisconsin company in River Falls says they have the answer: implanted microchip technology.

According to a press release for Three Square Market, they'll be the first in the US to offer the implant to employees that will allow for purchases in the break room among other tasks: opening doors, using computers and even the copy machine.

One caveat: employees wanting the implant will need to experience a quick procedure.

"A chip is implanted between the thumb and forefinger underneath the skin within seconds," the press release explains.

The company's offer to employees is currently optional.

"We see chip technology as the next evolution in payment systems, much like micro markets have steadily replaced vending machines. As a leader in micro market technology, it is important that 32M continues leading the way with advancements such as chip implants" a statement from the company's CEO explained.

They'll plan on making it available in August.

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