You may consider this a great thing, or a very bad thing. A Wisconsin company is offering its employees the opportunity to have a microchip surgically implanted in their hands. The chip would allow workers to purchase items from the in-house kiosks and vending machines, and would grant them a hands-free (so to speak) method of entering the building and logging into their computers.

OMG, where do I sign up, and how soon can you get me one?

The vending machine company tells KSTP it's the first in the US to implement such a program.

"It's the next thing that's inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it," Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd Westby said.

The microchips cost about $300 each, and will be paid for by the company. Participation in the program is completely optional.