Superhuman abilities could lurk under your skin
A warning: the new approach to human evolution could make your skin crawl.
Frank* arrives home at the end of a busy Monday. Instead of fumbling for keys, he unlocks the front door with a wave of his hand. Frank is not a wizard, nor a powerful Jedi. He is a biohacker, a pioneer of insertable technology. The key to his abilities (pun intended) are tiny devices that people voluntarily insert underneath their skin.
Frank’s insertable technology of choice is a grain-sized microchip encased in glass, inserted into the webbing of his hand. It contains a near-field communication (NFC) chip, technology that is very similar to Myki or PayWave.
While this technology cannot be used to track people, it still raises a flood of ethical problems. For every benefit insertable technology brings, it creates a number of scenarios and dilemmas that have no easy answer.
Find out more about this technology in the Pursuit article “Superhuman abilities could lurk under your skin”.
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