The first year of science fiction 2020 has quietly arrived, and we may be closer to the science fiction scene in the novel.
Although in reality, our technology is far from reaching the level of blockbuster, some people are yearning for this superhuman life, and want to implant some devices to transform their bodies and seek more convenient ways of interaction.
Recently, a female engineer implanted her home key and LED light into her skin to improve her body, dailymail reported.
Winter Mraz, 31, had the idea because of a serious car accident. Her back was bolted together by surgeons. Her ankle and knee were broken. She replaced her knee with a 3D printed implant.
If it wasnt for this 3D printed knee, I might never be able to walk again, winter says After the accident gave her courage, winter began to voluntarily try some other implants to further change her life.
The RFID chip on her left hand can open the door, which means she doesnt need to bring a key, and she can free up her hand to take a crutch.
The NFC chip in her right hand can be used for many purposes, such as easily sharing data between mobile phones and tablets, storing her personal information and some important medical information in case of emergency.
She also implanted two LED lights in her forearm, which illuminate her skin from the inside when a magnet passes through.
According to winter, wearable technologies such as applewatch and Fitbit, as well as other doctor on the wrist health monitors, have become popular in the past few years, and she believes implants are the next step. But implants are not inevitable. I think they are becoming better, more durable, cooler and more functional. Its going to be another option for people.
I think if I have the ability to make a living, I can not change my body, winter said honestly. However, disabled people have no choice. Some implants are for us. It can be seen that winter is very optimistic in the face of life. Although she had to replace her knee in an accident, she was still brave enough to face it and even began to improve her life.
Winter is one of a growing number of people calling themselves trans humanists, the BBC reports. They believe that they are the pioneers of the future, in which all people are connected to machines, making them faster or smarter.
Biohackers: adding superpowers to themselves with technology
This crazy lady is not an example. There are a group of people who are very optimistic about technology and dare to try. They are practicing such self transformation together.
It is reported that more than 4000 people in Sweden can unlock the office building door, board the train, enter the concert hall, or touch each others mobile phone to exchange personal social information by using their index fingers alone. All this is due to a microchip with the size of a grain of rice embedded in their fingers.
In the United States alone, there are tens of thousands of active biohackers, including researchers and celebrities.
Among them, one of the most ruthless biological hackers is Patrick pyumen. The top biohacker from Holland has implanted 14 chips into his body - nine RFID embedded tags and five neodymium magnet implants.
But its thanks to these chips that he has gained the super power that ordinary people dont have.
For example, fingers can absorb all kinds of metals;
You can swipe the access control and unlock the mobile phone;
You can even use your body to sense magnetic fields, store information, repair electronic devices, and so on. He also came to Beijing for participating in technical activities and performed a marvelous feat of brushing the subway brake by hand at the subway entrance.
With the development of artificial intelligence technology, these explorers are no longer satisfied with simply embedding chips to brush access control. For example, StevenRyall, a 26 year old technology operator from Manchester, said he hopes to implant chips to create intelligent hands. We have smart TVs, smart phones, everything is intelligent, he said. Then why cant I become more intelligent?
Steven Ryall and the doctor who implanted the chip for him
His first implant was carried out in a private clinic in Leicester, where microchips were delivered through syringes to the back of the hand. Im slowly turning myself into a machine. I dont mind being a biologist, but if I can be a person with some machinery, its much better than the average me.
Steven said the chip he implanted is essentially similar to the chip in a contactless bank card. I can use an RFID or NFC reader and connect it to the chip I want to program, and then let the chip recognize the chip in my hand and do whatever I want, he said
Steven is a representative of such human self upgrading advocates, but he can also understand why people think this is an extreme thing. Although his friends and family think its weird, he believes they will start doing the same in the next five years.
At present, some small modifications are just interesting gimmicks. However, the superhuman believes that science fictions physical enhancement may one day eradicate disease and disability.
Musks neurolink: it is dedicated to linking human brain and computer, making human and AI coexist
The transformation of human body with new technology is gradually entering the real business world. For example, Silicon Valley Iron Man Musks brain computer interface company neuralink.
In July 2016, neuralink was founded in California and registered as a medical research company. The company claims to be committed to creating devices that can be implanted into the human brain, with the ultimate goal of helping people keep up with the progress of artificial intelligence and focusing on the ability to develop the brain through technological increase.
Musk is very optimistic about this project, that one day neurofusion technology may help people get rid of a series of diseases, such as helping amputees recover their mobility or helping people listen, speak and watch.
Of course, the most interesting topic for this cool sounding brain computer project is, is it safe?
At a conference in July last year, Matt Macdougall, a brain surgeon who works for neuralink, described the safety issues of the most concern. He said that at present, safety is the most concerned issue of neurolink, and in order to achieve this, the company has made a lot of efforts.
According to musk, neurolinks brain computer interface implantation technology plans to achieve three major goals:
Under the condition of ensuring security and sustainability, gradually increase the number of neurons read and write;
At each stage, we produce equipment for patients with urgent medical needs;
Make brain computer interface surgery as simple and automatic as laser myopia surgery.
So far, we have some knowledge of this mysterious brain science company, and probably understand masks new vision.
Perhaps in the future, the self transformation of these biohackers will not be limited to taking things out of the air. They can make qualitative progress in their perception and learning of the world through machines. Perhaps by that time, the imagination of science fiction films will really become a reality, and there will be more and more superhumans to appear.
Source: editor in charge of big data digest: Liao ziyao, nbjs10040