This Guy Implanted a Giant Computer Chip Into His Arm Without Medical Supervision

Do not try this at home.

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Terrible or terribler–whatever your opinion on the future, I think we can all agree that this video of a “DIY Cyborg” having his friend implant a massive computer chip into his arm without any anesthesia is both OMG and FAIL.

The chip German biohacker Tim Cannon had implanted into his forearm is entirely open source, allowing him full control over the biometric data it collects. It’s also huge, since it comes with a battery pack that charges wirelessly.

I’m eagerly anticipating our cyborg future, but will probably wait until chip design gets a little sleeker and we can be pumped full of glorious numbing agents.

15 comments
JenniferHyndman
JenniferHyndman

...infection and rejection is WHY medical personal do these types of procedures. I guess if you want flesh eating bacteria, sepsis and such, get one stuck into your body at a chop shop. Why are there laws against this? Because the laws protect people from being led into dangerous situations like HERE and becoming VICTIMS of someone elses stupid brilliant idea. There are external devices that do the EXACT same thing. Please, be intelligent and do not be affected by some nitwits idea of a good time.

johnsawyercjs
johnsawyercjs

My first thought was that the device didn't have to be internal to simply measure and transmit temperature, but then I realized he simply wanted it to be internal. Then I thought that the device didn't have to be that large, and/or that angular shape, or that the operation had to be done without anesthesia. Then I realized he wanted all those things too, both for personal reasons and to make the device so obvious that it would get people's attention. Not sure all this really amounts to "cool" though, rather than just a set of personal inclinations applied to doing something whose basic premise could have been demonstrated in less gross ways. But then some people have horns grafted to their skulls, as is their right.

TheJeebus
TheJeebus

WTF, they couldn't have made that thing any smaller or flatter?

GeorgeAdamrovich
GeorgeAdamrovich

It is just a matter of time before Obama plants one of these up everyone's ass.

DeeRee
DeeRee

Bet he gets a cancer or some other disease from that nonsense:/ With those dark circles around his eyes I would not be surprised if he doesn't have an illness already.

LouKnee
LouKnee

What's the bet that the corners of that device are going to act as pressure points and the skin over them will become necrotic due to the impaired circulation?

HelpMeHekuta
HelpMeHekuta

Probably not the best place to ask this but how is he ever going to get through airport security now?

That aside, the idea is awesome and kinda gruesome (in a backalley doctor sort of way). I'm curious to see the privacy implications of this kind of device.

darkling27
darkling27

OMG and FAIL is a pretty short sighted and retarded thing to say when someone is trying to do something to better mankind... Yeah, its kinda gross, but at least he is 'trying'. That alone is enough to get my respect.

artherdent2
artherdent2

"OMG and Fail"?  Really?    Is that all you have to say here?

The guys over at Grindhouse Wetware are doing amazing things.   And they're doing them in a DIY, open-source way.   Yeah, this first model is big and clunky, but that will change.  The point is that it *works*.   He actually put it in his arm, in a bio-safe way, and is getting data from it.    He proved that it can be done.   Of course it is going to have to get smaller and more effective before it goes into common use, but that's just a matter of time. 

These guys are going to go down in history as the first people to do this, like Goddard testing his early rockets outside or the early PC pioneers making computers in their garages.   Don't look at this and just see what it is now; see what it's going to be in the future, see what it is that they're beginning.  

Mychemicalthotz
Mychemicalthotz

I'll give you several reasons why YOU, yes YOU- you human, shouldn't live forever (YET): Pollution, over-population, blatant disregard for dying eco-systems that are in a horrible state because of us, child abuse, murder, violence, racism/prejudice, slavery (YES, I sad slavery), and just general egotistical, narcissist behavior that too many humans partake in. 

To expand on this-we are thinking about going to space as we currently destroy our own planet. A predictor of future behavior is current and past behavior. We have been on this earth roughly 150-200,000 years (give or take-depending who you ask) and it's only gotten worse. We are not ready yet. 

ShirinMarshall-Hammond
ShirinMarshall-Hammond

@darkling27 What makes you say that unnaturally prolonging the life of the human body will better mankind? 

Other than some of the damaging consequences mentioned by @Mychemicalthotz what about the existence of the soul? The next world? An afterlife beyond this earthly material plane?

Are there really that many of us that choose to refute this?

A land of cyborgs sounds like a nightmare to me.


aviate86
aviate86

@artherdent2 Research impressive technologies like artificial hearts and pacemakers then come back here and tell me you are still impressed with a temperature sensor.  And yes they can charge them without wires too.

RichLee
RichLee

@Mychemicalthotz disagree. Death has created short term thinking in humanity. Imagine the wisdom of a society of people who are 300+ years old and compare it to what we have now. Between those two societies, who has more at stake in long term environmental issues? All of these other problems you mention only become more important to solve for people who plan on life extension beyond normal levels.