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SmashMouth 11-05-2013 06:26 AM

Career change anyone....Biohacking?
Kids, don't try this at home: A self-described "biohacker" had a big electronic chip almost as large as a deck of cards inserted beneath the skin of his arm. Without a doctor's help. And without anesthetics.
Tim Cannon is a software developer from Pittsburgh and one of the developers at Grindhouse Wetware, a firm dedicated to "augmenting humanity using safe, affordable, open source technology," according to the group's website. As they explain it, "Computers are hardware. Apps are software. Humans are wetware."

The device Cannon had inserted into his arm is a Circadia 1.0, a battery-powered implant that can record data from Cannon's body and transmit it to his Android mobile device. Because no board-certified surgeon would perform the operation, Cannon turned to a DIY team that included a piercing and tattoo specialist who used ice to quell the pain of the procedure. [Super-Intelligent Machines: 7 Robotic Futures]

Now that the device is inserted and functioning, Cannon is one step closer to achieving a childhood dream. "Ever since I was a kid, I've been telling people that I want to be a robot," Cannon told The Verge. "These days, that doesn't seem so impossible anymore."

The Circadia chip isn't particularly advanced: All it does is record Cannon's body temperature and transmit it to his cellphone over a Bluetooth connection. While this isn't a huge improvement over an ordinary thermometer how analog! it does represent one small step forward in what will undoubtedly be a continuing march toward greater integration of electronics and biology.

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exile 11-05-2013 06:44 AM

Re: Career change anyone....Biohacking?
Doesn't he know that Circadia 2.0 is being released next week? What a dumb robot.

TheOak 11-10-2013 04:28 PM

Re: Career change anyone....Biohacking?
That's a hack stitch job. A computer is only as smart as it's programmer.

QBREES9 11-11-2013 12:47 AM

Re: Career change anyone....Biohacking?
How much does it pay.

TheOak 11-11-2013 11:56 AM

Re: Career change anyone....Biohacking?

Originally Posted by QBREES9 (Post 546791)
How much does it pay.

Enough for a home-made tattoo

QBREES9 11-11-2013 02:22 PM

Re: Career change anyone....Biohacking?
I'll take it. Weekend off's

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