Tech company holds ‘chip party’ to implant microchips in more than 40 workers


Employees of a Wisconsin technology company who received a microchip implant in their hand said the experience was only a brief sting.

Three Square Market, also known as 32M, said 41 of its 85 employees agreed to be voluntarily microchipped during a “chip party” at company headquarters in River Falls on Tuesday.

Melissa Timmins, vice president of sales at 32M, says she was initially apprehensive but decided to try out the chip that will allow employees to open doors, log onto computers or buy break room snacks by simply waving their hand.

Timmins hopes to eventually use it to get into her car or go shopping.