Your Patient, the Cyborg: Biohacking Explained

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It may not turn you into the Terminator, but becoming a cyborg is possible thanks to the growing field of biohacking. As a small but devoted group, these individuals have magnets and microchips implanted under the skin, often into the fingers or hands. These devices can interact with external objects, including other magnets, computers and smartphones. Because doctors will not perform the implantation, interested biohackers usually seek body modification shops (where anesthesia cannot be legally administered) or perform the procedure themselves. Proponents argue that our bodies already are constantly interacting with technology, but the medical community isn’t fully on-board with this non-therapeutic use in the body.

Your Patient, the Cyborg: Biohacking Explained
Your Patient, the Cyborg: Biohacking Explained

In tattoo parlors and basements around the world, people are turning themselves into cyborgs by embedding magnets and computer chips directly into their bodies. With each piece of technology they put beneath their skin, they are exploring the boundaries — and the implications — of fusing man and machine. "Being a cyborg is just who I am now," Quinn told NBC News.

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