If you adopted your pet from a rescue shelter, they probably have a microchip embedded just beneath the skin on the back of their neck. It’s a tiny radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip that’s no larger than a grain of rice, and it helps you find your furry friend if they ever get lost.
Now, in a strange twist, you could also have a microchip just like it, as some companies have adopted the tracking technology in lieu of keys or traditional building access badges.
Last week, however, the Michigan House of Representatives took a preemptive strike against the technology, passing a bill to make the microchips voluntary in the state. The Microchip Protection Act would allow Michigan employers to use microchipping, but could in no way force employees to participate.