Is biohacking the future of human evolution?

Is biohacking the future of human evolution?

Is biohacking the future of human evolution?

When people mention the word cyborg, it may create an air of panic (thank you Terminator) and some disbelief…

Real life cyborgs do exist, but they’re nothing like how Hollywood depicts them.

The politically correct term would actually be “biohackers”, and millions of them exist.

In fact, they’re quite the opposite of harmful, and their objective is to improve quality of life through technology; which doesn’t sound bad to me at all!

Hannes Sjoblad, co-founder of Sweden-based biohacker network Bionyfiken, reinforces the idea above. He says that the Cyborgs we are living with today aren’t like Hollywood prototypes, but much like regular people who’ve integrated tech into their bodies to improve or monitor their health.

 

Tim Cannon – a well-known biohacker:

Let’s take a look into a case study of a man named Cannon, a well-known biohacker thanks to Motherboard’s mini documentary:

Cannon implanted a smartphone sized chip (named Circadia 1.0) which allowed him to read his vital signs off of an external screen!

Tim Cannon
Real time data is sent via Bluetooth to his android device.

It gets better…

Cannon programmed it so that if the device notices illness, for example a fever, it will text his android device right away. It will also try to determine the factors that are causing him that fever…what a world we live in!

But wait, there’s more:

Cannon then goes on to add:


“I think that our environment should listen more accurately and more intuitively to what’s happening in our body…So if, for example, I’ve had a stressful day, the Circadia will communicate that to my house and will prepare a nice relaxing atmosphere for when I get home: dim the lights, let in a hot bath.”


Exciting stuff.

 

The dangers of Biohacking:

Dangers of Biohacking
Sjoblad, whom we mentioned earlier in the article, is not oblivious to the dangers of biohacking. As well as the procedures being medically unapproved, meaning people have to implant these devices themselves, devices containing sensitive information are prone to being hacked.

The advice he issued was:

“It’s very easy to hack a chip implant, so my advice is don’t put your life secrets on an implant”.

Which seems like common sense to be completely honest…

Biohacking is on the rise and this “always connected society” that we’ve created for ourselves is a huge catalyst for its growth. Whilst it could benefit mankind in weird and wonderful ways, I can’t help but think people have ulterior motives…

Is biohacking the future of human evolution?

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Ammaar Khan

Ammaar Khan

Ammaar is the Digital Marketing Executive for Wow Zone, growing our business through Blogs, Email, Social Media & more!

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