Jordan Erica Webber talks to the co-host of Grindfest, a festival for which dozens of fans of a type of body modification called ‘grinding’ travelled to the Tehachapi mountains in California
Humans have been using technology to alter their bodies for decades. Many women have medical devices implanted in their arms as a form of contraception, and people with heart problems can be helped with pacemakers.
Implants such as these are considered medically necessary or helpful, but some people like to take the idea of body modification a lot further. This week, Jordan delves into the often controversial world of biohacking, to explore how, when used in the right way, technology can enhance the human form, and find out why some of the latest forms of biohacking face medical, ethical and legal challenges.
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