A report on NBC News highlights ‘biohackers’, and how they implant magnets and other technology into the human body.
Biohackers work with body modification shops, usually tattoo and piercing parlors, to embed devices under the skin. Devices such as magnets and computer chips can interact with other technology, and often simply interact with the user’s environment.
Game developer Zoe Quinn, who had magnets implanted in the skin under her finger, experienced a new sensation with her own desktop computer. “It felt like I’d put my hand against a can of something really carbonated,” Quinn said. “I realized, oh my God, I’m feeling my hard drive. I can feel this whole new dimension of the tools I use to make my art. It was beautiful.”