Firm to embed microchips into workers to monitor them

Firm to embed microchips into workers to monitor them

Epicenter is to embed microchips into approximately 150 workers so it can monitor toilet breaks and how long they work, amongst other things, the New York Post reports.  

Patrick Mesterton, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of the technology company, claimed to the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) that the chips would simplify life. The chips allow workers to open doors, use office technology and even pay for their lunch.

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Comments (4)

  • mother hubbard
    mother hubbard
    Sat, 8 Apr 2017 9:18am BST
    Minority Report anyone?
  • Lauri
    Tue, 4 Apr 2017 4:25pm BST
    I can't believe that employees have agreed to this as it seems a complete invasion of privacy or that he compares it to pacemakers that are for health reason. No way I would agree to this or endorse it! Worrying
  • Markofthebeast
    Tue, 4 Apr 2017 4:11pm BST
    You'd have to be a simpleton to agree to this - er I mean great idea....
  • Concerned
    Tue, 4 Apr 2017 2:08pm BST
    Really? Micro chips in people? Is this an April Fool? The 'benefits' such as being able to open doors or pay for lunch sound like a smoke screen for spying on people. Don't get me wrong, I am not a conspiracy theorist but I would resist such an invasion of privacy with every breath in my body. Number 6, Number 2 is monitoring you!

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