By Ankit Kapoor - March 26, 2018
Do it Yourself
Technology, a term which always make human life easy and humans are experimenting on machines to make it easier. In addition to that humans have also started doing experimenting with their body and body parts so that they can make maximum use of it and it could work in a different way. Biohacking is managing own biology with medical, nutritional and electronic techniques which can include use of smart drugs(nootropics), non-toxic substances and different cybernetic devices. This can be any form like experimenting with DNA or injecting new stuff in body (like microchip, camera, NFC, etc.). People who experiment on their own body called themselves biohacker and are also known as Grinder.
According to Biohack.me, "Grinders are passionate individuals who believe the tools and knowledge of science belong to everyone. Grinders practice functional extreme body modification in an effort to improve the human condition. Grinders hack themselves with electronic hardware to extend and improve human capacities. Grinders believe in action, their bodies the experiment.”
Few famous bio hacks are:
A group of biohackers has discovered to give night vision to human being by injecting a chemical. Gabriel Licina was the guinea pig for this experiment who himself is a biochemistry researcher. He was induced with 50 microlitres of Chlorin e6 to view the objects in dark. This chemical take 1 hour to show it’s effect and then a person is able to see the objects in dark for some time to some distance. Objects are generally visible in black and green color.
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A small microchip (probably the size of a rice grain) is implanted in body to work it with our different day to day activity which uses . It can be anything like swipe in and swipe out of office, using it in place of debit and credit cards, analyzing the body activities when synced to your android device, etc. These can probably make the life easier as you may not have to contain lots of objects with you. It can work with all the devices which uses RFID. It can analyze your body condition and send the data to your smart device to track your health.
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Eye, which is used to view the world by human for themselves but have you imagined to show the same thing to the world with your own eye? What about fitting a camera in your own eye? Yes it is possible and you can replace your own eye with a camera. You can capture your surrounding and save it. It is also possible to sync and broadcast it somewhere in the world. It can be highly used by spy (probably) without carrying external camera and anytime they want.
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Market Research Future conducted a research from U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Centre for Biotechnology Information, U.S. Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Directorate of Industries, Expert Interviews, Annual report, White paper and Company Presentations to identify the market of biohacking. Globally the market is mostly acquired by America followed by Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa. There is high demand in market for smart devices as these are also helpful in improving and monitoring the healthcare of a person. There are different companies in market which are currently working on biohacking and produce different devices and eatable stuffs. According to The Market Research Future Global Biohacking Market is growing continuously and expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.42% from 2017 to 2023. According to Absolute Reports biohacking market is expected to reach USD 3,712.01 million by 2023.
Source: Market Research Future
There are different online stores around the globe which sells the product for biohacking. You can get the stuff such as smart drugs, cybernetics devices, etc. to enhance the body and work in a different way. Few of the famous stores from where you can buy products are: