Man stitches computer into his arm, becomes DIY cyborg

Credit: Motherboard

There's a guy out there with a computer embedded in his forearm. The time of the cyborgs has officially begun. What's more, this isn't some highly-classified military program bent on the creation of super soldiers. The dude just kinda wanted a computer in his arm, so he hired a body-modification expert to cut him open and slap the bit of electronics inside.

The entire "operation" was completed entirely without anesthesia, because there's not a single doctor in the world who would have done it. That said, self-proclaimed biohacker Tim Cannon has now successfully become the world's first human computer housing — er, cyborg. He had to travel to Essen, Germany to find another human being who was both willing and capable of completing the installation.

The computer which Cannon decided to slap under his now-visibly warping skin is called a Circadia 1.0. Developed by Cannon himself, it's a biometric sensor, which is convenient being that it can now tell Cannon precisely how much it's presence is screwing with his body. The data can be transferred wirelessly to any Android-powered device. It can also charge wirelessly which, considering where Cannon has stowed the thing, is a pretty big deal.

In the future, Cannon can envision his flesh-mounted computer serving as a biometric hub, communicating with his smart devices and connected home. If he can pull that off, what has begun as a Frankenstein-esque marriage of flesh and sensors just might end up as the first integration of a human being into the internet of things.

Motherboard, via Kotaku

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