Transcending the Human, DIY Style

Anonym, a biohacker, has spent the last several years doing “DIY transhumanism,” learning how to extend her own senses.

“The existing transhumanist movement is lame. It’s nano everything. It’s just ideas,” she says.

She inserted small metal discs of neodymium metal, coated in gold and silicon, which give off mild electric current when in a electromagnetic field. When inserted under the fingertips, this current stimulates the fingers’ nerve endings, allowing the bearer to literally feel the shape and strength of electromagnetic fields around power cords or electronic devices.

Her next project: a small compass chip with a power coil that can be charged externally, and output in the form of neural-grade electrodes, all to be implanted near her left knee.

She’s put herself in the hospital several times.