No, just no. You can say something is inevitable until you are blue in the face, but that doesn\u2019t make it true. It does, however, get you some free PR. That\u2019s what is happening after a Wisconsin company claimed it will be the first U.S. company to offer microchip implants to its employees.\u201cIt\u2019s the next thing that\u2019s inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it,\u201d Three Square Market (32M) CEO Todd Westby told KSTP.Inevitable? Not everyone even microchips their pets, even though RFID chips for animals have been around since the 1980s.In 1998, University of Reading Professor Kevin Warwick reportedly became the first person to be microchipped. He used the implant at the Cybernetics department to open \u201csmart\u201d doors, turn on lights, be tracked through the building, and for his PC to recognize and talk to him.Since then, several bio-hackers have had RFID microchip implants, but it certainly is not mainstream.To claim RFID microchipping of humans is inevitable is a pretty gigantic leap. You see, 32M, based in River Falls, Wisconsin, is in the break room market. It sells self-checkout kiosks. Westby suggested to KSTP that people can use the implanted microchip in their hands to pay at break room market kiosks. \u201cI\u2019ll hold my hand up, just like my cell phone, and it\u2019ll pay for my product,\u201d he said.Although that may be true, people have been able to use NFC tech in their phones to pay for years, but it\u2019s not like everyone does it.Nevertheless, Westby said, \u201cWe foresee the use of RFID technology to drive everything from making purchases in our office micromarkets, opening doors, use of copy machines, logging into our office computers, unlocking phones, sharing business cards, storing medical\/health information, and used as payment at other RFID terminals. Eventually, this technology will become standardized, allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit farecard, all purchasing opportunities, etc.\u201dA microchip implant partyOn August 1, 32M is hosting a \u201cchip party.\u201d The company \u201cis expecting over 50 staff members to be voluntarily chipped.\u201d The microchip will be implanted under the skin with a syringe between the thumb and forefinger; the process is said to take mere seconds. The company is providing the $300 microchip for free to its \u201cvolunteers.\u201d Westby said the data on the microchip is encrypted and secure and that \u201cthere\u2019s no GPS tracking at all.\u201dThe RFID chips, which are about the size of a grain of rice, were developed by Sweden\u2019s BioHax International. The Vending Times reported BioHax chief executive Jowan Osterland will perform the injections. \u201cHis company sees the concept as part of an evolution toward what he calls the \u2018Internet of Us\u2019.\u201dOh, good, just what we need\u2014because the Internet of Things has proven to be so secure.32M decided to go for it with the microchips after working with partners in Europe and coming across a company of chipped BioHax employees, then \u201cthe concept of using RFID with micro markets quickly grew.\u201dSome European companies already microchip employeesEurope, which is reportedly \u201cfar more advanced in mobile and chip technology usage than the U.S.,\u201d has had some companies microchipping their employees for years. Just this year, it was reported that the Swedish company Epicenter intended to \u201cembed a chip into about 150 workers, so bosses can monitor toilet breaks and how long they work.\u201d Those workers,\u00a0who got the chip implanted for free, were also referred to as \u201cvolunteers.\u201dThe day may be come when humans embrace being microchipped, using it to unlock tech devices, to carry around their medical records at all times and even to make payments, but there\u2019s a long way to go to convince everyone\u2014especially people who consider microchips to be something along the lines of the \u201cmark of the beast.\u201d Still, microchipping employees is one way to stir up free PR.