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On the way to a cyborg - first experiences with my implant

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Since a few weeks, I have an RFID / NFC implant in my left hand. In this presentation, I report on my fears and motivation to make a body upgrade in the form of a microchip implant. I also report on current and future application scenarios of RFID / NFC implants. Together, we will discuss how human uprgrading could look particularly for education.

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On the way to a cyborg - first experiences with my implant

  1. 1. On the way to a cyborg first experiences with my body implant Martin Hofmann, Professor lic. phil. I 12th ecoMEDIAeurope CONFERENCE & TEACHER TRAINING "Developing Europe's Young Workforce through Innovative Education“ Scotland, 30th October 2017 – 3rd November 2017 Photo pixabay CCO by
  2. 2. Agenda 1. What is a cyborg? 2. My first body implant 3. RFID & NFC transponder implants 4. Presentation of the possibilities 5. Discussion about human upgrading in education 2
  3. 3. Cyborg [Cyb-org] A cyborg (short for ″cybernetic organism″) is a human with body organic and biomechatronic body parts 3Foto von Pixabay.com unter CCO by
  4. 4. Neil Harbission & Steve Mann with cyborg passport 4
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  6. 6. my first body implant highfrequency RFID Chip with NFC-function 6Foto von Digiwell
  7. 7. Inspiration, Motivation …
  8. 8. FAQ 1. Who takes the implant? 2. Is implantation painful? 3. Are there health risks? 4. How does one describe / read his implant? 5. Does the implant leave a scar? 6. Can the chip be removed again? 8
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  10. 10. 10 Insert the implant
  11. 11. Video 11
  12. 12. Healing process 12 day 1 day 2 day 2 day 2 day 3 day 5 day 7
  13. 13. RFID & NFC transponder implants from dangerousthings.com | digiwell.com 13Photo: Dangerous things
  14. 14. RFID & NFC Implants THE implant does not exist. Implants differ in three areas: 1. Material Glas (x-Series) or Biopolymer (flex-Series) 2. Techn. Specs with/without NFC, different RFID frequencies, various functions 3. Installation via syringe or via «push-it-under-the-skin
  15. 15.  xNT: 13,56MHz (RFID + NFC)  xEM: 125kHZ (RFID); 134,2kHz (RFID)  xIC: 13,56MHz (RFID + NFC) special compatibility  xBT: 134kHz (RFID + Body- temperature) 15 X-Series Implants
  16. 16.  flexDF - Implantat  flexNT - Implantat 16 Flex Implants
  17. 17. VivoKey – is an implantable NFC platform for identity, security, cryptography, and payment applications. 17 VivoKey coming soon URL: vivokey.com
  18. 18. New possibilities 18 store identify unlockingshare Photo: Digiwell.com
  19. 19. 19 Access Open the front door Open car / safe unlock PC/Laptop unlock smartphone card for fitness studio / company Safe information business card pins / passwords emergency numbers birthdays usefull internet links notes This can be a microchip implant today This will allow a microchip implant in a few years Replace the wallet Instead of paying by credit card you will pay by implant or withdraw money Protect from hackers Our passwords will no longer be accessible on the PC / Smartphone, but only on the implant. Theft or misuse of our digital identity becomes impossible.
  20. 20. 20URL: https://goo.gl/wWxLbB
  21. 21. Myths & fairy tales … ▪No, you cannot be located and located via the implant! ▪There are no problems at airport security. The implants are too small to be recognized! ▪No, public reading of data is impossible! The implants can be secured by a password! ▪The implants are passive, a power supply is not necessary! ▪The implant does not coalesce with your body: It can be removed at any time with little effort! 21
  22. 22. In the future, we will be able to connect our brain directly to the Internet via the implant: from «Internet-of-Things» to «Internet- of-Us». 22 And in the future? Photo Mindcomputers.com
  23. 23. Presentation presentation of my body implant with exerimental character
  24. 24. identification 24
  25. 25. information 25Photo: NFC Tools
  26. 26. eSkin Tattoos 26
  27. 27. Try out NFC Sticker 27
  28. 28. Discussion about human upgrading for education 28
  29. 29. Discussion: upgrade worlds Photo: digiwell.com
  30. 30. Thank you Martin Hofmann, Professor lic. phil I University of teacher education St.Gallen Co-Leader of the institut ICT & Medien Professor for media education & media didactics www.martinhofmann.ch martin.hofmann@phsg.ch

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