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Hello, Lains! In this thread we will discuss the art of biohacking. From neodymium implants up to anything else you can imagine, build, and shove inside of you, all is welcome here.

Nerves are fundamentally electric things, and electric devices can set off nerves in order to extend your range of sensory perception. Thus, the human body is your oyster.

.webm definitely related, give it a watch. It explains a lot of the basics of and philosophy behind biohacking/grinding.


soykaf, this looks really cool. I'll be pretty happy once we can go full cyborg. I'm interested in just how capable this cheap stuff is and what all it can do.


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In case anyone was wondering about >>123, her name is Lepht Anonym and her talk, Cybernetics for the Masses, can be seen here:

Bonus article:


nice, thanks; tried the link in the video, but it just led to some facebook thing



hmm, wondering now how magnet fingertips would affect interactions with, like, magnetic strip cards, hard disks, etc. would it be safe to handle things still?


Yeah. They're nowhere near strong enough to actually do any damage.


At this point I'm mostly interested in non-surgical things that get really close to biohackings, since the technology is in it's early days still and the "wearable" options will likely be finished sooner and don't have the dangers. High quality AR/VR contact lenses or even glasses with an actual HUD and automatic translation, not just a thing in the corner of your eye like Google Glass, or a huge thing strapped to your head like any number of VR headsets. Small bone conduction headphones+microphone you can leave in that allows for automatic audio translation and enhanced hearing, and not just turning the volume way up (obviously hearing aids exist, not what I'm talking about.)

I've toyed with some nootropics and probably will more in the future but they're too expensive and I'm too poor to try a bunch right now. Noopept+Choline does seem to work well, I'm not sure if its exactly the focus people talk about specifically but just more motivated when I take it, not as much of a wired stimulant feeling like adderall and the like.


I wonder if gloves can be made to avoid the implant part of this. For the sensitivity to be enough to get useful results do the magnets need to be implanted at all or is the surface of the skin enough for this purpose?


sure, you can provide yourself any sensory stimuli with devices and ascribe new meaning to said stimulus, but is it transhumanism, biohacking, or just using devices?
Does hearing a phone ring or a text message being read out text-to-speech make me a telepath?
Is setting of nerves in my retina while I look at the screen, informing me about the weather on Tuesday, an art of biohacking?
Isn't a girl with her smartphone practically glued to her palm, spending half of her day on facebook, snapchat and whatever, effectively biohacking herself into a unit of the hivemind?
I'm not bashing, I'm just pointing out that the only thing about "grinding" that is more /cyb/ than a microwave oven is aesthetics. Aesthetics without merit, because the average person gets more intertwined with technology already.
Saying that "the human body is your oyster" because you can zap your peripheral nerves is a grave overstatement.
The ignorance of vast complexity of human nervous system, and, actually, everything human, seems to be a trademark of transhumanist crowd, and frankly, it is "triggering" me. Concentration on aesthetics and saying big words makes these people overlook the merit and complexity of human/technology interaction. If you want to extend the former with the latter, you need to, at least in general terms, understand the former and what it is that you want to change about it, and what you will change even though you don't want to.
Much enthusiasm over nothing of substance. When I've first heard about biohacking and transhumanism culture, I was excited; I would have never guessed how shallow and oversimplified can people make these things.


While partially correct you aren't entirely. While, yes, this idea of putting magnets in your finger will turn you into a cyborg who can instantly feel magnets it's the first step. While, for now, we have phones and devices that are very close to us we will eventually get bored and seek to go further. It is not just aesthetics because soon with better overall technology these won't sound so stupid. Soon the "google glass" type technology will be better. Soon you will be able to slap a chip to the back of your neck and go into the Wired. Soon the gap between humanism and transhumanism will blur to a point where they are the same.


…you into a cyborg who can instantly feel magnets isn't the greatest idea it's the first step… *


Has anyone ever heard of the idea of nanomachines allowing one to interface with systems? Wouldn't that allow you to realize your potential in system space while still being alive in this world?



I want to make a microchiped tooth implant. An artificial tooth in place of a molar I've already had removed. It would use vibrations rather than microphones. And it would have a more secure wireless protocol, but work like bluetooth being a short proximity network. And if it can be charged from body heat then that would be great. otherwise I would need some wireless charging method that could be in my pillow or a head set style charge interface. It would be able to act as an independent phone or sync up to any phone or mobile computer. You would be able to use voice commands and perhaps have a more silent hum pattern to activate an emergency beacon. Also for audio feedback you would have an implant in the ear or perhaps a piercing.


Looking forward to never getting an MRI done again.

Actually though, after doing some research, even large companies are having problems making compatible pacemakers and such. Seems like something to worry about unless we want to cross MRI off of our list of medical treatments.

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