After a semi-painless bang amid the thumb and index finger, a chip is built-in in addition employee. A cyborg is now created, and this human/machine mashup runs off to buy a smoothie using his or her new sub-dermal implant.

If that sounds futuristic, it’s because we’re conditioned to this as a sort of science fiction trope: human gets implanted, its overlords are now in control. For a Swedish company, however, the convenance of implanting microchips into its advisers has become routine, accepted even.

At Epicenter, a Stockholm-based co-working space, advisers and renters are agilely lining up as volunteers to get the chip implant. Its not mandatory, but over 150 people at Epicenter are already walking around with the implant — a chip that’s about the size of a grain of rice.

But why?

According to co-founder and CEO of Epicenter Patrick Mesterton, it’s all about convenience. The implant acts as a key to open locked doors, a code to accomplish the printers, or even a credit card to buy foods and smoothies from the snack bar. It’s a modern band-aid to the botheration we all face: accustomed too much stuff.

I’m all for annihilation that offers a better band-aid to the status quo, but I’m not sure this is it. Many modern phones, after all, can use NFC to offer the same level of accessibility after the invasive procedure. I’m not assertive a sub-dermal implant offers the same level of adaptability when, affairs are, the one item you’re always accustomed is your phone.

But then again, the chance to create cyborg humans is pretty cool.