Pros and Cons of Biohacking Implants

Pros and Cons of Biohacking Implants

There are a lot of pros and cons to digital biohacking of body. There are many types of microchips and magnets. Those that are implanted with RFID chips can be a real benefit. The downside is that they require invasive surgery. But there are pros and cons to both. This article explores some of the pros and cons of biohacking implants.


Some biohackers are trying to implant technology under the skin, while others are taking extreme measures to alter DNA. A common biohacking implant involves the use of an RFID chip. These chips are inserted in the body using a large needle. They are placed between the thumb and index finger.

These can be interesting tools. For example, a smartphone that passes over a RFID chip will open a website or application programmed onto it. A fecal transplant is another biohacking implant. There are many other uses for this technology, but it’s not clear if they’re safe. The chip can be programmed to unlock a door or open a laptop. The RFID chip can also be used to control a light or heat source. It can also be programmed to control a laptop. This is a new trend in biohacking and it’s exciting to watch.

Another popular biohacking technique is using a microchip or a magnet implanted under the skin. It can be a good option for people with neurological conditions, but it’s not suitable for everyone. An RFID chip, for example, will not be detected by MRIs or X-rays and can only be detected with the help of a medical professional. However, the benefits of this type of implant are so high that it’s unlikely that people suffering from neurodegenerative disorders will be able to detect it.


Typical 3×1mm neodymium magnets have been reported to last on average five years implanted into finger extremities before the effectiveness of the implant becomes reduced. There have been no studies on magnetising implants after they have lost magnetisation other than removing and re-implanting a new magnet into a new site due to scar tissue formation preventing nerve sensation and reentry.

Infection has also been cited as a source of failure within RFID and related microchip implanted individuals. Either due to improper implantation techniques, implant rejections or corrosion of implant elements.

Concern has been raised and investigated independently by various journalists and bodies on the nature of safety of being implanted and their proximity to MRI machines. So far no common conclusive investigation has been done in the matter of each individual type of implant and it’s risks involved near MRIs other than anecdotal reports ranging from no problems occurring with MRI machines, to requiring hand shielding before proximity, to outright denial of proximity due to danger.


While the future of biohacking is uncertain in the US, Europe seems to be more receptive to these technology. One biohacking implant, a programmable RFID chip, is already on the market in Sweden, USA and many developed countries. A similar magnetic chip could be implanted in your hands. So if you’re wondering what these implants are, here are a few things you need to know. These are not medically necessary, but they can help you make the best decision for yourself.

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