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Cyborg Rights & Digital Divides

Courtesy: Ryan O’Shea, 2015

Grindhouse Wetware’s Northstar implanted in a hand with its LEDs lit up. The Northstar is a magnet-activated and LED-equipped subdermal device. The next iteration of Northstar will allow users to control devices by gesture. It will have Bluetooth capabilities and add patterns or color variations to the LED display. Courtesy: Ryan O’Shea, 2015

By Katina Michael

A growing number of people are implanting smart chips into their bodies. What issues do the rise of these “augmented and amplified” people raise?

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