Man Implants Huge Computer Chip In His Arm, Looks Disgusting (NSFW-ish)

Don’t try this at home, kids. Or at all. Ever. Please don’t do this to yourself. Why would you do this to yourself?!

Biohacker Tim Cannon, with help from famous body modification enthusiast Steve Haworth, has installed a custom-built Circadia 1.0 computer chip into his own arm for reasons we cannot even begin to understand.

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Here’s an attempt at an explanation, from Motherboard:

According to Cannon, the developments are not about simply trying to insert gadgets into one’s body for a performance enhancement. The end goal is to transcend the boundaries of biology, and try to hack evolution itself.

And here’s a little breakdown of what the chip can actually do:

Called the Circadia 1.0, the implant can record data from Cannon’s body and transfer it to any Android-powered mobile device. Unlike wearable computers and biometric-recording devices like Fitbit, the subcutaneous device is open-source, and allows the user full control over how data is collected and used.

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Cannon hopes that soon he’ll be able to use the chip for more than just collecting data about his body. While currently it’s only capable of sending him information about his body temperature, he hopes eventually it will be able to monitor other body processes and use the data to influence the way he interacts with his environment.

“I think that our environment should listen more accurately and more intuitively to what’s happening in our body,” Cannon told Motherboard. “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.”

What do you think, guys? Is it gross, cool, or some odd combination of the two?

(via Business Insider)