The Belko Experiment might be one of my favorite horror films so far this year, but that doesn’t mean I’d want the events of the film to actually occur. I mean, its a pretty outlandish concept for a film right? What kind of idiot would let their job put a microchip in them.
Well apparently 50 of the 80 employees at Wisconsin based Technology company Three Square Market are willing to let their employer inject a robot in them. Granted, its in their hand not the back of their skull like Belko.
“It was pretty much 100 percent yes right from the get-go for me,” said Sam Bengtson, a software engineer. “In the next five to 10 years, this is going to be something that isn’t scoffed at so much, or is more normal. So I like to jump on the bandwagon with these kind of things early, just to say that I have it.”
The chip will allow employees to clock into work, order food from the cafeteria, and perform other everyday office work with the wave of a hand, because the functionality of Xbox Kinect is worth stabbing a computer inside you.
“Much to my surprise, when we had our initial meeting to ask if this was something we wanted to look at doing, it was an overwhelming majority of people that said yes,” said Tom Westby, Chief Executive of Three Square, noting that he had expected more reluctance. “It exceeded my expectations. Friends, they want to be chipped. My whole family is being chipped — my two sons, my wife and myself.”
Well at least if these chips happen to have Belko style explosives in them your just losing a few fingers.