Workers fear humans implanted with microchips will steal their jobs

Workers worry that in the not-too-distant future they will be sidelined by humans implanted with performance-enhancing microchips.



a close up of a hand: Elon Musk showcases a new working version of the Neuralink brain implant during a livestream on August 28.


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Elon Musk showcases a new working version of the Neuralink brain implant during a livestream on August 28.

Two-thirds of employees believe that in 2035, humans with chips implanted in their bodies will have an unfair advantage in the labor market, according to a Citrix survey of employees in the United States and Europe that was shared exclusively with CNN Business.

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Although cyborgs may sound like the stuff of science fiction, they could be here before long.

Thousands of people in Sweden have inserted microchips in their hands that could one day replace keys and cards. Elon Musk recently showed off a working brain implant in pigs made by Neuralink, his brain-computer interface company.

And Synchron, a San Francisco startup funded in part by the US Defense Department, is

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Special school leaders fear staff shortage during Covid-19

Special school leaders fear they won’t have enough workers to stay open through Covid-19 if staff go off sick.

Last week a Belfast SEN school closed less than a fortnight into the phased return of pupils – because they didn’t have enough staff after two tested positive for coronavirus.

Paula Jordan, Principal of Sperrinview Special School in Dungannon, said staff are especially vulnerable because they can’t keep a distance from their students – many of whom need intimate care.

Ms Jordan, who is who is also the chair of the Special Schools Strategic Leadership Group, added: “Our vulnerability comes from the fact that social distancing is not possible in most of our schools.

“Most schools are concerned about the limited numbers of bank staff available to us.

“Schools have their own substitute staff, both teaching and non-teaching, who are familiar with how the school operates.

“However, if large numbers of

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