British companies are thinking of fitting their employees with microchips and the country's largest employer organization and the main organization…
British companies are thinking of fitting their employees with microchips and the country’s largest employer organization and the main organization is not happy with it.
The British microchip company BioTeq claims that he has already installed 150 people in Britain with implants. At the same time, the Swedish microchip company Biohax Sunday Telegraph told talks with several companies in the UK, including one with hundreds of thousands of employees.
The microchips, usually about the size of a grain of rice, are implanted between the thumb and forefinger. They can be used to unlock doors, start cars and store medical data. They also have the opportunity to improve safety at the workplace by granting or limiting access to certain materials based on microchip scanning.
The ethical dimension of using the chips ̵
1; similar to those used on pets – is worrying for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), representing 190,000 British companies.
“While technology changes our way of working, it makes for clearly uncomfortable reading,” told The Guardian, a CBI spokesman.
Frances Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) added: “We know that workers are already worried that some employers use technology to control and micromanage, which eliminates their privacy’s privacy.
“Microchipping would give managers even more power and control over their workers. There are obvious risks, and employers must not brush them aside, or the print staff should be tiled. “
The UK companies currently considering microchips are not the first to experiment with the technology. In July 2017, a sales company in Wisconsin implanted a number of employees with microchips to make cash-free, card-free phone-free purchases from the company’s kiosks – and even held a party to implant the 41 workers as volunteers for the program.