What is Biohacking and Why Should We Care?
Biohacking is a broad term covering a wide variety of activities, but in general, it is the idea that applying systemic thinking to human biology, that is, treating people like computers, has the potential to make great strides in health and well-being. The idea is that you can take something like diet and use a systemic thinking approach to optimize human functioning and make yourself better than you could be.
But for many, biohacking is nothing more than performing body modifications with cybernetic implants. In fact, one of the trends in biohacking are precisely the magnet implants in the fingers.
Biohacking vs. Bodyhacking
Some people tend to confuse biohacking with bodyhacking. They are not the same.
Bodyhacking, has nothing to do with biology or chemistry, for starters. And some biohacking has nothing to do with a human's body. That is pretty much the first differentiator.
Bodyhacking is usually linked to wearable technologies. Some wearables monitor biological or health data. Some other wearables provide Augmented Reality enhancement of the vision; these wearables are currently used by industries such as healthcare and construction. These are examples of bodyhacking, not biohacking.
On the other hand, biohacking is about manipulating the biology of the brain or the body itself in order to enhance performance. Some aspects of biohacking, though, may include bodyhacking as well.
A few things associated with biohacking include:
· Boosting life expectancy
· Osteogenic machines
· Nootropics (smart drugs)
What’s trending now?
Biohacking – or DIY biological enhancement – is gaining popularity around the world. Biohackers use technology to modify their own bodies for aesthetic and/or functional reasons.
Future of Biohacking:
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The key players operating in the Biohacking industry include:
- Apple Inc
- Behavioral Tech
- Fitbit, Inc.
- HVMN Inc
- InteraXon Inc.
- Modern AlkaMe
- Synbiota, Inc.
- The ODIN
- Thync Global Inc.