This article was started with the intent to inform regarding Neodymium Implants, which can provide a person with the ability to sense the electromagnetic domain. On the surface, this seems a rather straightforward pursuit, but in the attempt to answer the most important question regarding these implants, the question why, I realized that they are far more than a novel new form of jewelry.
Tim replies to critics regarding the size of the device and the goals of the project. Watch the video and let Tim know what you think by responding to the Circadia Survey!
“Please note that Circadia is not a medical device, it is strictly for body modification/art purposes.”
Shifting the concept of value and luxury towards a debate on medical science and body design by starting the production of exquisite powerful objects, loaded with emotion and sensuality, but cut through with social comment, generating a discussion on the new direction of social rituals, the relationship between design and science, and the problems that arise when aesthetics meets ethics.
Ang’s research focuses on embedded devices such as routers, printers and VOIP phones. And he is the inventor of a novel, host-based defense mechanism known as Symbiotes. Symbiotes are software defenses “designed specifically to retrofit black-box, vulnerable, legacy embedded systems withsophisticated anti-exploitation mechanisms”. Ang’s work with symbiotes might very well be the first line of defense for your future cybernetically enhanced mind.
With each passing year, the ability to alter our minds and bodies through technology grows. Advances in biotechnology, neuroengineering, robotics and myriad other fields are steadily changing the human condition. Many of these changes will be for the better, but there will be a downside too. In the course of augmenting our physical and mental abilities, we’re also introducing new vulnerabilities, opening ourselves up to invasive attacks that could threaten our finances, our identities, even our lives. In short, we’re quickly approaching a time when we’ll have to protect against the hacking of Human 2.0.