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Wisconsin CEO Gets Microchip Implanted in Hand

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By    |   Tuesday, 01 Aug 2017 07:10 PM

The chief executive officer of a Wisconsin software company became the first of his firm to have a microchip implant — and promptly bought a candy bar without having to reach for any dough.

"It's basically a credit card in your hand," Three Square Market CEO Todd Westby told Minneapolis, Minn., ABC affiliate KSTP. "The future."

KSTP reported Westby had the implantation on Monday ahead of other employees having their own procedure Tuesday. News of the unusual company program was first reported last month.

A professional piercer did the procedure on Westby, placing a chip about the size of a grain of rice between his thumb and forefinger, the affiliate reported.

"You can't even really feel it," Westby said.

Afterward Westby demonstrated uses for the new chip, grabbing a candy bar at a mini-market kiosk at the company, scanning it — and his hand – paying $1.06 without ever having to grab his wallet, KSTB reported.

According to CBS affiliate KATE, more than 50 employees at the River Falls, Wis., firm had their own microchip implants Tuesday.

The chips are meant to speed up transactions at the company's break room markets across the country, as well as open doors and unlock computers in the workplace, the CBS affiliate reported.

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