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Avoid These Mistakes at the 2018 BDYHAX Convention in Texas Next Month
  Anyone who has an interest in hacking the human experience should drop everything to register for the 3-day BDYHAX convention Feb 2-4, 2018 in Austin, Texas. This will be the third installment of the now-annual convention in Austin, which seems to grow every year. This year’s lineup has... Read more
The Year 2017 in Review With 2018 Predictions
When we came to the end of 2016, Body Hacks was more about wearable technology so we penned a piece on what would come in 2017. This writer looked through that blog recently. We were pretty close on a number of predictions. In the year that followed that blog,... Read more
Zoltan Istvan; Libertarian, Transhumanist, and Governor of California?
On the 2018 California ballot, the good people of California will have a chance to vote not only for a candidate who stands for a unique political agenda but one who stands for an equally unique non-political ideology. Zoltan Istvan  will run on the Libertarian party’s platform, but... Read more
New Bulletproof Labs is Not About Fitness or Biohacking
In a time when hacking the human experience stands at the precipice of revolutionary science, David Asprey continues to push his Bulletproof agenda as if it was real science. What’s worse, people still give money to this charlatan for his snake oil. Health and fitness seem like a confusing... Read more
Wearables Effect on Diabetic Lives Informs Us About the Future of Transhumanism
The Fitbit company recently announced their new partnership with One Drop. The partnership will add diabetes management to their premium wearable, the Ionic. As companies like Fitbit and Apple chase more and more health metrics, we learn something about the state of transhumanism. Hacking the human experience for performance enhancement... Read more
Biohacking Will Standardize Us Long Before the Singularity
Here’s a fun exercise: type “CRISPR” into a news search engine. There are more research stories than one has time to read. It was only two years ago nobody outside a lab had heard of CRISPR. Now bros everywhere inject themselves with CRISPR cocktails, crossing their fingers for an... Read more
As Predicted by Body Hacks CRISPR is the New Steroids
In more than one lab recently, researchers have applied the CRISPR method to alter the muscles of test subjects. It’s getting to the point that it’s not much more difficult than injecting anabolic steroids. Although there are biohackers out there trying to replicate this research on their own bodies,... Read more
Soft Electronic Components Will Bridge the Wearable Biohacking Gap
  Recently, the folks at Harvard’s Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS (The John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) started playing with 3D printed electronic components. The results have led to many applications of bio-inspired technology, the ramifications of which will help blur the lines between biology... Read more
Biohacking Dilemma; the Beginning or End of Individuality?
In a recent interview in RT, modern philosopher, Slavoj Zizek argues that humans are losing their freedom through the advancement of biohacking technology. There’s only one problem with this concept. It flies in the face of everything biohackers believe. However one slices the body, nootropically, technologically, dietetically, the typical biohacker seeks... Read more
Researchers have figured out how to extract white blood cells from a cancer patient’s blood, which they can reprogram to kill cancer, and then re-inject into the patient. The treatment called, “a living drug,” just received the nod by the toughest regulatory body in medicine, the U.S. Food and... Read more
The Nanobots Have Arrived
In ground breaking science, researchers from the University of San Diego have successfully demonstrated the first medical nanobots. Used only in rodent trials at this point, the nanobots came in the form of something called micromotors. Once inside the mice, they were able to cure a bacterial infection previously... Read more
The End is Nigh; Now a Company in America’s Heartland is Chipping Employees
RIVER FALLS, Wisconsin – A vending company recently offered their employees an easy alternative to buying snacks from vending machines and using company equipment. They’ve offered to implant microchips in those employees. It wasn’t enough that employees in Stockholm were getting chipped for their employers. Now a company in... Read more
Forget Third Arms, What About a Third Thumb?
While I’ve always felt a third arm could come in handy (get it?), life could get easier with something less obtrusive, an extra digit, perhaps. When designer Dani Clode created what he calls the Third Thumb Project, it was to further the definition of what it means to be... Read more
Wibe is the Coolest Wearable Kickstarter That Nobody Knows About
On June 26, 2017, the team behind Wibe, Atlexa, relaunched their Kickstarter after suffering some kind of rights infringement from the first name of their product. Wibe a backpack or back part accessory of sorts, with workout bands, ensuring that everywhere one goes, she gets a workout. To date, Atlexa’s Kickstarter... Read more
A Dude in Australia Implanted a Metro Pass in His Arm
Tired of carting and presenting his Opal metro card, the contactless smart card used in the great Sydney’s transportation system, a commuter who goes by the name Meow-meow implanted a chip under his skin. The chip works using near field communication (NFC), something we’ve seen from other biohackers like Amal... Read more
The End of Pricks; A Color-Changing Tattoo Could Help Diabetics
In recent news, a team of researchers has developed a kind of tattoo which interacts with the tatted one’s body chemistry to measure blood-sugar levels. It may change everything for diabetics. The life a diabetic isn’t easy, although even close friends may not be aware of hassles diabetics suffer.... Read more
Hack Level 10; Rob Spence Installed a Video Camera In His Eye Socket
When Rob Spence lost his right eye in a gun accident as a kid, it was the worst thing that ever happened in his life up until that moment. Then the loss opened up an opportunity for Spence. Removing the dead eye gave him the chance to slap an... Read more
  A recent paper released examines the precision of the CRISPR-Cas9 process, revealing that fans may have a reason to feel concern. As it turns out, the proposed savior-bacteria of all our dreams may still need some work. For researchers, this sort of news is status quo. For the... Read more
A Hand With Eyes Beats Other Prosthetics With Flying Colors
While researchers around the globe work feverishly to hack the human body by any means necessary, a team in Newcastle, have come up with a simple solution to an old problem: how could we connect prosthetics to our brains when the brain is so complex? Forget it. Give the... Read more
Chipped And Happy Employees? Only In Stockholm
STOCKHOLM, Sweden – A first as far as we know, this is a first. There’s a company in Sweden implanting their employees with microchips. The employees getting the chips do it of their own volition. It’s like some kind of syndrome of imprisonment where you come to love your... Read more