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Biohackers want to make their bodies and brains function better by “hacking” their biology. The BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme meets the people who are inserting technology under their skin, adopting extreme diets and trying to change their DNA.

Liviu Babitz wants to create new human senses. Touch his chest and you feel his first effort, a vibration every time he faces north. If some animals can already sense direction, why shouldn’t we?

He can feel north because of an electronic implant on his chest called the “North Sense”. It includes a compass chip, Bluetooth connection and is attached to the skin with two titanium bars like a piercing.

Source: BBC Future

Date: December 6th, 2018

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46442519

Discussion

1) What sorts of things might you usefully bio-hack on to your body?

2) What sort of business could you set up around this technology?

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