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    Employee microchipping gains traction in Sweden

    About 150 workers at Epicenter agreed to be NFC 'microchipped' for convenience sake.
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    Re: Employee microchipping gains traction in Sweden

    Those must be some epic smoothies.

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    Re: Employee microchipping gains traction in Sweden

    I'm not allowed to state my actual thoughts on this......but needless to say I wouldn't be happy about it!
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    Re: Employee microchipping gains traction in Sweden

    I feel like anyone that goes to the gym and lifts weights will either break these or be in a world of pain... I certainly wouldn't fancy deadlifting 180kg with that stuck in my hand

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    Re: Employee microchipping gains traction in Sweden

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I'm not allowed to state my actual thoughts on this......but needless to say I wouldn't be happy about it!
    It's information you'd already have on your person and I don't think it would be much of a procedure to get back out. Or is it the thought that it's the start of a slippery slope to something worse?

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    Re: Employee microchipping gains traction in Sweden

    Quote Originally Posted by chj View Post
    It's information you'd already have on your person and I don't think it would be much of a procedure to get back out. Or is it the thought that it's the start of a slippery slope to something worse?
    The day the company I work for is allowed to embed a chip in my body, is the day I start a crusade. Yes, these are voluntary......for now.
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    Re: Employee microchipping gains traction in Sweden

    If carrying a card around was so much bother they could have attached the RFID chip to a ring, a wristband, RFID cufflinks...the possibilities are almost endless before you have to consider implanting them and worrying about complications or eventual removal/replacement. Solution looking for a problem...

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    Re: Employee microchipping gains traction in Sweden

    No thanks.

    I am more than happy to continue swinging my ID card at whatever panel needs to read it.

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    Re: Employee microchipping gains traction in Sweden

    Not for me.

    For a start, you're risking infection and toxic chemical leakages from the chip itself.

    It's worth remembering that the vast majority of the employees (92.5%) in the said company is not enrolled on the RFID implant scheme.

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    Re: Employee microchipping gains traction in Sweden

    "Usually there are no screams and barely a drop of blood,"
    Usually.............!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by chj View Post
    It's information you'd already have on your person and I don't think it would be much of a procedure to get back out.
    Yeah, but I assume Near Field means someone doesn't even have to touch me to get that info, whereas what I carry currently requires them getting so intimate they'd have to marry me first... and even then I might still have to hospitalise them!
    Getting the chip out is likely a bit bloodier... or a lot, if you're sacked or quit a job where your boss hates you. Modern version of upsetting the King who then demands a novice executioner for your dismissal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    I am more than happy to continue swinging my ID card at whatever panel needs to read it.
    Likewise.
    I have a particularly fancy ID holder that I'm proud to display, with Velcroâ„¢ backing, pen holder, card slots, adjustable paracord and a Swiss Army Card multitool. You wouldn't believe how jealous everyone else is of this thing!

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    Re: Employee microchipping gains traction in Sweden

    Cashless society chipped people. Welcome do the dystopian future of control

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    Re: Employee microchipping gains traction in Sweden

    Quote Originally Posted by rob4001 View Post
    Cashless society chipped people. Welcome do the dystopian future of control
    Well neither of those things are in the slightest bit distopian... nfc implants are hardly a control mechanism either. And what the hells wrong with a cashless society? I can't wait for the day we stop printing entirely redundant forms of currency.

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    Re: Employee microchipping gains traction in Sweden

    An NFC enabled Moose sounds rather dangerous.

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    Re: Employee microchipping gains traction in Sweden

    most pets have one of these, so fear the revolt of the chipped pets

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    Re: Employee microchipping gains traction in Sweden

    Quote Originally Posted by Top_gun View Post
    Not for me.

    For a start, you're risking infection and toxic chemical leakages from the chip itself.

    It's worth remembering that the vast majority of the employees (92.5%) in the said company is not enrolled on the RFID implant scheme.
    Rubbish, as the article points out these are identical to pet microchips, which don't leak or harm the individual carrying them

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    Re: Employee microchipping gains traction in Sweden

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke7 View Post
    nfc implants are hardly a control mechanism either.
    How old are you?
    Have you not seen what happens in Wedlock, Fortress, The Running Man...??!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke7 View Post
    And what the hells wrong with a cashless society? I can't wait for the day we stop printing entirely redundant forms of currency.
    Again, have you not read the news and seen how easily human beings lose, leave behind or unwittingly facilitate the theft of hundreds of Ext HDDs, flash drives and laptops, all full of bank accounts, customer information, Bitcoins, defence plans, asset data and even nuclear secrets?

    And you think these people can be trusted with electronic implants??

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    An NFC enabled Moose sounds rather dangerous.
    How?
    It just means I can track my meal...

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