“Snowplow”, by Jon Methven

“Snowplow” by Jon Methven was an interesting short story. It’s timely, but the question will be whether it still holds up in five to ten years. The use of implanted microchips to monitor characters’ emotional states reminds me of Ira Levin’s This Perfect Day.

Tom Garland was with the company for six months when he volunteered to have the ESM chip implanted under his skin. Consenting to the minor procedure was a relief. It was the not consenting that drew the ire of colleagues, both male and female, who insisted employees refusing to be chipped were opposed to a safe work zone, or had something to hide.

Read the rest at The Awl.

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