Digital Genetics

Inside the strange new world of basement body hackers

by on Aug.20, 2012, under Uncategorized

Our bodies have been equipped with an array of sensory receptors which constantly stream information to our brains for processing, But what if could expand on this and introduce new ways of sensing and interacting with our environments? This is exactly what a small yet growing community of technologists are doing.

The way Cannon sees it, biohacking is all around us. “In a way, eyeglasses are a body hack, a piece of equipment that enhances your sense, and pretty quickly becomes like a part of your body,” says Cannon. He took a pair of electrodes off the workbench and attached them to my temples. “Your brain works through electricity, so why not help to boost that?” A sharp pinch ran across my forehead as the first volts flowed into my skull. He and Sarver laughed as my face involuntarily twitched. “You’re one of us now,” Cannon says with a laugh.

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