Bodyhackers are all around you, they’re called women

Bodyhackers are all around you, they’re called women


Publication Title
Splinter
Publication/Creation Date
April 26 2016
Creators/Contributors
Rose Eveleth (creator)
Quinn Norton (contributor)
Amal Graafstra (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
I have two cyborg implants. One is in my hand, and it lets me unlock phones and doors by waving at them. The other is in my uterus, and it lets me control my own fertility.
 
In the space between my left pointer finger and thumb is an RFID microchip, a small glass capsule about twice the size of a grain of rice, much like the kind you might put in your pet so it can be identified if it runs away. In my uterus is an IUD, or intrauterine device, a small t-shaped piece of plastic that releases hormones into my uterus and keeps me from getting pregnant. The IUD is far more powerful and important in my life than the hand implant, and if I had to give one up it would be an easy choice.
HCI Platform
Implantables
Relation to Body
In
Related Body Part
Hand, Genitals
Source
https://splinternews.com/bodyhackers-are-all-around-you-they-re-called-women-1793856408

Date archived
October 22 2017
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
Rose Eveleth. (April 26 2016). "Bodyhackers are all around you, they’re called women". Splinter. Splinter. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/2571