It is estimated that more than 10,000 people worldwide have implanted chips in their bodies. However, the figure only simulates the scene.
Body hackers Levitt · Anonymous (Lepht Anonym) has many implants inside.
Beijing time on March 12 news, according to foreign media reports, in a trendy bar in East London, a group of "physical hackers" is explaining their support for human enhancement technology reasons. Below is a crowd of crowded crowded listeners. Most of them are under the age of 35. Many people have piercings and tattoos.
One of them pointed out that implanting chips under the skin is actually similar to perforation and tattooing, but it only involves less blood flow. In some people's eyes, transhumanism is a key part of social progress. The theory holds that human beings can break through the current physiological and spiritual limitations with the help of technology.
Body hackers Levitt Anonym has nine grafts in her body and I am convinced that this practice not only satisfies my curiosity but also benefits the entire human body. But she also admitted that it was very painful to do so. "The magnets implanted in my fingers made me really very, very painful. Sometimes it even hurts the vision. It's too painful. ”
These magnets allow her to perceive electromagnetic radiation to determine if the device is on, whether there is a microwave nearby, or to determine where there is electrical wiring. And she admits that these capabilities "" do not have much effect. "Another chip implanted under the skin gives her the ability to interact with a cell phone and an unlocked door. She hopes that other people with more capabilities will be able to use their initial results," he said. "Invention is even more useful." Something, "The biological hacker groups are happy to cooperate. We hope to improve human life in a practical way. ”
Matt · The implant in Eggos left a scar on his chest and two bulges on his head.
Some physical hackers are ready to go further and want to change their DNA.
Not everyone is passionate about this trend. Andreas Sjostrom, head of Global Liquidity Practice at Capgemini Consulting, implanted a subcutaneous chip in 2015. After booking the ticket, he simply downloaded the passenger number to the chip and waved it through the security check.
This attracted the attention of airport security personnel, but he successfully passed the security gate. Since then, however, his attitude towards this technology has become much more negative, and "to make the technology widely used and adapted, it must be improved for the current environment." ” He said. "Reading the hardware of such chips is designed for flat surfaces, such as bank cards." "He explained that, and that the chips that are transplanted on their hands are often not recognized by readers. Besides, if everyone has to put their hands on the reader, it is certainly not hygienic." ”
It is estimated that more than 10,000 people worldwide have implanted chips in their bodies. Although far from being able to claim mainstream behavior, it is clearly showing a growing trend. Currently available implants include magnets implanted at the fingertips, radio frequency identification chips (RFiD) implanted with both hands, and even LED lights that can emit light under the skin. Some chips can open the door. These chips come with a unique serial number that can be read by a specific device. And because one chip can carry multiple numbers, there is no need to prepare a separate chip for each device.
Amal & middot; Agra Graafstra's company “ Dangerous Things ” (Dangerous Things) provides such grafts, and think there are three advantages to doing so, “ We have to carry keys, wallets And mobile phones, this is a heavy burden. They are indispensable in modern life, but no one likes to take them with them, and simple implants can solve this problem, and the risk is smaller than the ear piercing. ”
With these subcutaneous implants, he can not only enter the home but also open the door. However, he admits that in order to get the car up and running, it is necessary to use "a bit of hacking technology". But he thinks that the future chip will have more functions than this, and predicts that this will attract more people to join the camp of physical hackers. "If we can take trains through implants, buy coffee, encrypt computers, protect personal data, Entering the home, driving a car, etc., the application of future body implant technology will be more extensive. ”
For Matt Eagles, the implant in his brain is not a luxury but a necessity because he suffers from Parkinsonism from his urine and brain implants can help him deal with it. The disease. Two 15 cm long electrodes were inserted deep into his brain, giving him a bulge on each side of his head. He intimately called it "Giraffe baby's horn." These implants are connected to the pulse generator in his chest, which interferes with the electrical signals of the brain and allows him to walk smoothly.
"These implants regained dignity. It was difficult for me to turn over at night and I couldn't get up on the toilet. But now I can do this. It is undoubtedly a great improvement. "This also made him regain his confidence and continue to pursue his dream of photography." He served as a football photographer at the 2012 Olympics, and most importantly, he also entered the marriage hall.
Many people regard medical treatment as the mainstream area of application of biohacking technology. From cochlear implants that improve hearing impairment to smart tablets that can reach specific parts of the body through swallowing to analyze and manipulate body functions, bio-hacking technology is expected to shine in the medical field.
Some physical hackers are ready to go further. In October 2017, Josiah Zayner, who holds a doctorate degree in biochemistry and molecular biophysics at the University of Chicago, injected CRISPR-modified DNA into his arms, which of course was just a gimmick. Once regretted. However, his attempt to edit his own genes and initiate genetic changes in his cells has once become the headline of newspapers, mainly related to the moral controversy of such experiments.
"There is no clear line between treatment and reinforcement. It is difficult to say which is to treat the disease and which is to strengthen the body." "University of Manchester ethicist John & middot; Professor Prof John Harris pointed out that" although gene editing tools are becoming more and more common and cheaper, we still strongly discourage people from trying. ”
The religious community also opposes this. Syoström received a negative reaction from a group of Christians. "They believe that body implant technology is equivalent to the end of the world and it is a symbol of the beast." Therefore, it is very important for us to know how to deal with this technology from the perspective of theology. ”