If I told you right now that the age of the cyborg was upon us, and that people everywhere were hacking their own bodies in an effort to extend their lifespan, you’d be impressed, right? You’d probably start picturing people implanting cure-developing devices under the skin, or eyeballs that can see through walls or read really small print. I mean, at least some kind of a thermonuclear weapon attached to the chest, right? Well, one man has indeed taken it upon himself to usher in an era of half-man/half-machines, but he decided to go for the oversized thermometer rather than anything truly awesome. Still, cyborgs.
No, this isn’t the plot of the next Terminator flick. American Tim Cannon, of the biohacker group Grindhouse Wetware, recently took a trip to Essen, Germany in order to get a box-encased computer chip, called the Circadia 1.0, implanted into his arm. As if the tattoo wasn’t already a pain to get, Cannon decides to get the skin around it stretched out beyond all imagination, so that he can get text messages whenever he might be getting the flu. That sounds ridiculous, and probably isn’t part of the chip’s current capabilities, but it’s an actual goal.