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Transhumanist Tim Cannon Has Large Computer Chip Implanted in Arm (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Tim Cannon, a biohacker and transhumanist, recently had a large computer chip implanted into his body.

The computer chip can record and transmit his body temperature to any Android-powered cell phone via Bluetooth.

During a bizarre interview with Vice, the Circadia 1.0 computer chip was implanted into Cannon’s left forearm by body modifier Steve Haworth without the use of anesthesia (video below).

Haworth was chosen because a medically-licensed surgeon wouldn't be allowed to implant a device that is not approved by the government.

Cannon's company Grindhouse Wetware created the battery-powered device, which is charged by placing a charger against the skin.

“Instead of taking snapshots of your health by visiting a doctor, you can aggregate weeks or months of medical data that you can store for your personal viewing," states

Cannon believes the Circadia implant will allow him to study what causes his temperature to fall or rise, and may lead to a much longer life.

“The human body is really really failing in almost every way,” said Cannon. “I want to live to be thousands of years old. I don’t want to die. I don’t know why anybody would.”

Google’s director of engineering Ray Kurzweil, also a transhumanist, told the Global Futures 2045 International Congress in June that most of the human body will be replaced by "machine" parts, noted the Daily Mail.

“We’re going to become increasingly non-biological to the point where the non-biological part dominates and the biological part is not important any more," said Kurzweil. "In fact the non-biological part, the machine part, will be so powerful it can completely model and understand the biological part. So even if that biological part went away it wouldn’t make any difference.”