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PINs, passwords, access cards—who can keep track of it all? A survey from Intel Security found the average person has 27 pass codes to remember and 37% of us forget at least one of them weekly.

Epicenter, a high-tech office complex in Sweden, is skirting the problem by implanting microchips into employees. The grain-of-rice-sized I.D. chips, implanted via syringe into employees’ wrists, give them access to their office space, the photocopier, and will soon allow them the ability to buy lunch at the building’s café.

The procedure, known as biohacking, certainly helps stymie frustration with the many micro-irritants of modern office life. And if participation is strictly voluntary, it might not be as creepily Black Mirror as it initially appears. It might even put your firm ahead of the pack. Biohacker Hannes Sjoblad, who developed the chips, told the BBC it’s only a matter of time before everyone totes a biochip: “We want to be able to understand this technology [now].”


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