Just last night I was talking about my plan to put a small neodymium magnet inside the tip of my finger.
You read that right. It’s the first wave of biohacking: upgrading the human body with surgically-implanted technology. And today The Verge’s Ben Popper published a mini-documentary and article about his immersion into the biohacker subculture. Watch the video below or read the (beautifully formatted) article here:
Yes, I’m going to do this. I don’t know when or how. I might have to go to Pittsburgh; after all, finding a guy who’ll slice open my finger and implant a grey-zone quasimedical implant can’t be easy. But the Transhumanist in me says that this is the wave of the future. As Tim Cannon says in the article,
We’re grinders. I view it as kind of taking the pain for the people who are going to come after me. We’re paying now so that it will become socially acceptable later.