In a grungy basement just outside of Pittsburgh, a group of mostly self-taught computer developers have been dreaming of a cyborg future. The catch is that such a future might be a lot closer than we think. According to news reports, this self proclaimed ragtag group of programmers, engineers and enthusiasts have redefined the term “wearable tech”. Among their inventions, the Grindhouse Wetware (as they call themselves) have developed a computer implant that tracks human vital signs and transmits them to a smartphone. Such technology is usually reserved for works of fiction set in dystopian futures, but this is very real. Read the entire story here.
While such technology has huge potential for preventative medical care and analysis, it raises a litany of privacy and legal concerns. The emergence of such technology underscores the importance that technology and privacy laws adapt as quickly as the technologies they regulate.
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