Wave of the Future: Microchip Workers

UWM Department of Sociology’s Noelle Chesley was quoted in the article “Wisconsin company holds ‘chip party’ to microchip workers.” Chesley stated that microchips and other body technologies are “the wave of the future.” The article (by Jeff Baenen) appeared in the Chicago Tribune and over 30 other newspapers as distributed by the Associated Press. It featured the story of 41 out of 85 employees of a Wisconsin technology company who volunteered to receive a microchip implant in their hand that allows them to open doors, log onto computers, and buy breakroom snacks by a wave of their hand. The article also touched upon an employee’s health concerns about the implant.

Read the Chicago Tribune story.