Biohackers is a new German-language series coming to Netflix following the recent success of Dark.
Biohackers tells the story of a medical student named Mia, and her ruthless professor, Tanja Lorenz.
Synthetic biology can create completely new products that could be helpful in developing new drugs, bio fuels and tailor-made materials. Thanks to a genetic tool discovered in 2012 that works like scissors, even private individuals can edit genes — and the series has quite a few of those hackers. Jasper, the professor’s assistant, suffers from an incurable hereditary disease that he tries to alter. Mia’s roommate makes plants glow and adds meat flavor to vegetables. Another roommate implants various tools in his own body, including magnets in his fingers.
Tesla billionaire Elon Musk thinks tech implants are the future for mankind.
The billionaire Tesla boss has long argued that humans need to become cyborgs – half man, half robot – in preparation for an inevitable AI revolt.
In July 2019, the 49-year-old ploughed £80million into founding the company Neuralink, which aims to develop a terrifying electronic brain implant to connect us to technology.
The proposed implant is injected into the bloodstream and forms a mesh around the brain which controls smart devices, connects to the internet and even allows us to communicate telepathically. It may sound like something out of a sci-fi novel or movie, but there’s a growing band of Silicon Valley billionaires who believe they can achieve eternal life through “biohacking” – the process of making alterations to your body to keep it younger.
Peter Thiel – Thirst for young blood. The real Silicon Valley biohackers – the men who want to be immortal.
Tech implants, like this ‘Eyeborg’ camera developed by filmmaker Rob Spence, are current biohacks
Former NASA scientist Josiah Zaynor is notorious in the biohacking community after a stunt in October 2017, when he injected himself with genetically engineered DNA on a live stream.
He claimed the DNA had passed through the gene-editing device CRISPR to disable its myostatin, the hormone that inhibits muscle growth.
Cyber biohacker Rich Lee takes a more invasive approach, having had magnets that function as headphones implanted in his skull in 2013.
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