An Introduction to Biohacking
In the hacking culture, there is a term that is known as biohacking. What is biohacking? It is the use of science and technology that an individual can use to improve or optimize the functionality of his/her body and brain; to put it another way, biohacking uses biology research and physical experiments with technology and/or nootropics to optimize how our body and brain works with the environment that is around us.
In the biohacking world, there is a sub-field that is called body-hacking or biohacking grinding, and those who practice the techniques of body-hacking are known as grinders. What is biohacking grinding? In the hacking culture, it is the use of cybernetic devices that an individual can use to improve or optimize the functionality of his/her body and brain. For example, if a hacker wants to monitor his/her health conditions, he/she can use an electronic tattoo to monitor his/her heart rate. Another example, an individual may use a crypto implant to transfer cryptocurrencies or buy some products.
In the biohacking world, in addition to the term of body-hacking, there is another term that is known as DIYbio. What is DIYbio? It is an abbreviation for “do-it-yourself biology”. Those who are involved in the practice of DIYbio can improve or optimize the functionality of his/her brain and body with home projects or biology research without expert advice. For example, an individual can boost or improve the brain activity with the use of nootropics, such as caffeine and l-theanine.
Author: Alvaro J. Gene