Looking at the comments on this Linkedin Pulse article, you'd think people had been asked to chop off a finger.
Is it really any different to the norm now? If you're like me, you've got a keyless car fob on you, a smart watch, a smart phone & several contactless payment cards in your wallet. All of them "broadcasting" something related to you.
To me it's simple. Having one chip in my hand that can replace all these would make my life easier... and as long as it's MY chip (that I can choose what to use it for and even remove/swap it) what's the problem?
For the more concerned people, even in my daughter's new school, biometrics (ie her fingerprint) are used to replace cash for buying school dinners. Would you prefer to use a (replaceable) chip or hand over your (rather permanent) fingerprints?
Taking this to my industry, when you think about the benefits of ease and simplicity for the workers and the added security/compliance for employers, I think it could be great. I'm not saying we don't need to be careful on how it's implemented, we just need to get past any preconceived misconceptions.
According to the New York Times, Three Square Market, a Wisconsin vending machine software firm, offers its employees the opportunity to inject microchips into their hands so they can open office doors, log in to computers, share business cards, and even buy snacks with just a wave.