Sunday, August 13, 2017

Micro-chipped employees can pay for snacks at the vending machine with a "swipe" of their finger!

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The recent micro-chipping of employees at a Wisconsin company  isn't anything all that new. The Ladders.com:
...employees can get chips faster from the vending machine. With the microchip implanted in their hands, employees can wave their hands and get chips from the company vending machine[.]
Yah, yah, yah...they can also open doors within the company and log onto their computer without signing in. Well, if their corporate office is using any version of Windows - sorry - that micro-chip isn't going to do a thing to make MS boot any faster.

What more could we ask from technology? Technology ends here, Mister Musk We can go no further in technology than micro-chipping us for vending machines. "Stop all the research, somebody call CERN and tell 'em 'shut her down', we've gone as far as we'll ever go. We've reached the zenith of technology with this vending machine thing."

The earliest news story about employee chip implants that I found is from The Daily Mail, from January 2015 :
A Swedish company has implanted microchips in its staff which allows them to use the photocopier, open security doors and even pay for their lunch.
I don't believe the type of chipping above is The Mark of The Beast, and I base this opinion on someone I know who knows the Bible inside and out, backwards and forwards, and left to right, upside down and in reverse. And he said, there will be no mistaking the mark of the beast as The Mark of The Beast. There will be no question about it. People will clearly know they are accepting the Mark of the Beast, as opposed to chipping for vending machine access and opening office doors, or a credit card or your means of digital payment.

I think this was just a PR stunt by the Wisconsin company that had voluntary employees be chipped. After all, this company makes and produces vending machines. Do you think there was some vested interest in their publicizing the chipping?

Candy bars, soda, M&M's, gum, granola bars, those small cheese and cracker plastic containers with barely nothing in them, Ho-Ho's, Skittles, all of which are ludicrously overpriced...and you can PAY with your FINGER?!?!? What a huge step in the advancement of technology.

Anyway, here's what it comes down to. (If I were to say that properly, without ending with a preposition, it would be, "to here is what it comes down").

Does anyone, anywhere, really think that the line at the vending machines will move more quickly just because their co-worker ahead of them can pay by waving their finger?

No. The entire thesis of more efficiently advancing the line at the snack machines because your co-worker is chipped has no legs.

Why? Because the same people micro-chipped are still going to be the same ones standing at the vending machine pondering, "Hmmmm, chips or a Twix?  Cheetos or trail mix. The trail mix is more healthy but I kinda want some Cheetos. Oh, Oreos too???!"

And then, as they're about to make their selection on the A,B,C,D,E,F and 1,2,3,4,5,6 vending buttons, their finger freezes. Again, they're mulling over, "salt or chocolate."

No, I'm afraid nothing will speed up the selection process of the undecided minds of people who - well...how can you not be relatively 90% certain of what you want long before you even enter the break room?

Propaganda film maker Michael Moore ponders vending machine snack choices.

2 comments:

BB-Idaho said...

Presumably the finger chip is the ultimate ID card. Most of my career I wore a photo ID card pinned to the front pocket or on a lanyard. Now my VISA card has its own chip. The convenience, I guess, is you can answer the inquiry, "Who are you?" by giving them
the finger?

David Drake said...

Now, I just might be pro-chipping if I can have that chip implanted on my middle finger; YES! I might even consider letting them chip my wang, then I can unzip and wave it all over so they can ID me.

Every place I've worked, we had badges that could be clipped-on, or as you say on a lanyard. I treated my Employer Badge like my driver license. I knew where it was at all times. Sometimes employees forgot their card, and that day used a visitor pass assigned to them.

The RF chipping of any card seems a step backwards to me. How does that enhance security (not that you asked or brought that up, I am) when your DL or cred card or other ID broadcast that RF signal that can scanned? And I have to image a chip implant must also be vulnerable to the same type of scanning.

Technology has outpaced legal and moral considerations and study, and laws that would further define how this technology can be applied.

I'm rambling; sorry.

Thanks for visiting and commenting, BB. God Bless.

Current chipping "voluntarily" may be an exercise is incremental acceptance until, "Mark of the Beast, oh, no problem, go ahead and chip me."

I just don't know anymore.