A retail-tech company, Three Square Market, recently took the decision to microchip staff, allowing them to log into computers, open doors and purchase items from the vending machines at the office using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). While there are concerns that this could be the start of surveillance like that in the Orwell novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, others see the microchip technology as having the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with the world around us, including the retailers. RFID

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