The Guardian: Julia Kollewe: Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips
This technology is the stuff of dystopian fiction, and should be outlawed. I don’t care that they could help legal or accounting firms improve security. “These companies have sensitive documents they are dealing with. [The chips] would allow them to set restrictions for whoever.” Their use is “voluntary” at the moment. How long before it’s an entry on your curriculum vitae? Given the choice, an employer will choose the chipped candidate. Because the non-chipped candidate must have something to hide. People will get the chip to get the job. That’s not voluntary, that’s coercion. And that is the philosophy at the core of the panopticon.