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In early August, the Wisconsin tech company Three Square Market hosted a chip party for its employees. This wasn’t about chips and dips, though. 50 employees — about half the company — agreed to have tiny microchips embedded in their hands in a group implantation event. The volunteers now have these superpowers: By waving their hand over a chip reader, they can purchase food and beverages in the company’s break room, unlock secured doors, and access computers.

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