“Body hacker” Osterlund holds a microchip implant.
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The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee's hand. Such chips are used as virtual collar plates for pets.Epicenter and a handful of other companies are the first to make chip implants broadly available.Unlike company swipe cards or smartphones, which can generate the same data, a person cannot easily separate themselves from the chip.Epicenter, which is home to more than 100 companies and some 2,000 workers, began implanting workers in January 2015 .The ethical dilemmas will become bigger the more sophisticated the microchips become.Epicenter's group of cyborgs doesn't seem too concerned.Sandra Haglof, 25, who works for Eventomatic, an events company that works with Epicenter, has had three piercings before, and her left hand barely shakes as Osterlund injects the small chip.
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