What is biohacking? When I first heard the term I thought it was a bunch of people looking to become real life Marvel hero’s.

I did a small amount of research, watched the Unnatural Selection series on Netflix and soon found that the movement was about so much more than gaining superpowers.

I decided to get in contact with one of the communities which led me to Wembley, London.

I wanted to make sure that the community would feel at ease with myself being there. I didn’t want them to feel as though I was looking for a cheap story where I would mock their efforts.

In fact it was quite the opposite, I’ve become a big fan of the movement after studying the subject and wanted to dig deeper.

Therefore I arrived with nothing but my phone to grab some early footage if possible and chat with people far smarter than me.

 

 

One of the first things I noticed about the biohacking community was how friendly and welcoming everyone was, even when I mentioned I may try to do a documentary and other forms of media.

Secondly I realised how smart these people were. This certainly wasn’t a group of stereotypical Hollywood introverts working night and day in a garage for world domination.

These guys and some girls, hold PHD’s, Masters and obvious top level knowledge of biology.

Contrary to what I thought I would find, (Mortal Kombat metal arms) or would hope to find, the majority of people there were more interested in hacking DNA, health or the general physiological side of human biology.

The equipment feature in the biohacking room was of a high and sophisticated level from what my limited scientific background could measure. The lab included a “180” which I gather may have been the standout feature. The 180 is a freezer that reaches minus 180 degrees for sustainable storage.

All in all, it was an eye opening experience which I hope continues as I learn more about this growing industry. We have our eyes on a podcast, documentary and feature film in the future around the topic.

The experience also got me thinking, what creative biohacking ideas could we plausibly pull off in 2020 to improve our lives?

biohacking london

 

12 Biohacking Ideas that could be achieved in 2020

 

(Disclaimer: Anything you choose to do with your body is your decision and 1STMAN or the biohacking community in Wembley, London cannot be held responsible for your actions. These are simply ideas for entertainment purposes)

 

Blackout Eyelids

You’re trying to have a lie-in on the weekend when the sun comes up and wakes you before you’d like. Scenario two, your partner gets up early and turns the light on which wakes you up before you need to be awake. Imagine having a thin black layer placed within your eyelids like blackout blinds always being with you. You could even take a nap in the middle of the day outside.

RFID Card

These cards give you access to selected buildings. Imagine having one in your hand! At least you’d never forget it.

Nootropics & NZT

Everyone who’s watched the film Limitless knows that NZT would be awesome. Nootropics is the base camp of this science with many people working hard to provide more brain power for increased output.

Knuckle Implants

Just for protection. Forget knives, guns or knuckle dusters. Just place metal strips or replace your knuckes with metal versions and you’re Deontay Wilder when you need to be.

Magnets

As you all saw in the video above, one of the guys from the hacking community has a magnet in his finger, very useful for picking up your keys, coins down the back of the couch and party tricks.

In ear headphones (Literally)

I don’t quite know how this works, all I know is someone has already done this with bluetooth headphones.

Neuralink

Being worked on by Elon Musk, the Neuralinks purpose is to increase our brain power by granting access to the internet via a chip in our brains.

Myostatin

Myostatin is a chemical found in the body, that when manipulated can result in increased muscle size, but no difference in strength. There are already, humans, cows and dogs that have a myostatin imbalance and look jacked.

Hair regrowth

Hair regrowth for bald men has been promised for years, could biohacking finally find the answer.

Computer mouse in hand

If magnets and headphones can be put into the body, what’s to stop someone figuring out a way to have the key parts of a mouse in their hand? The palm would be used for movement and the first two fingers for right and left clicks. Gamers would certainly have a speed advantage of a few milliseconds.

LED contact lens

This is currently being worked on. Contact lens’ already come in crazy colours, how about an LED light? Huge risks involved with this one due to the delicate area that is the eye, but someone will soon be brave enough to rock this.

Blood test implant

Another one that has already been done but isn’t mainstream yet. This may be the best way to monitor your health on a daily basis to see if you’re alkaline or acidic, the reason for all illnesses.

 

Author Bio

Kris Sturmey

Kris Sturmey

Founder

Kris is a men’s expert with 7 years of experience within the men’s lifestyle game and is also the founder of 1STMAN based in London, UK.

Prior to starting Msicollege and 1STMAN Kris was a personal trainer, body language expert and men’s coach.

Kris personally went and visited the biohacking community in Wembley, London.

Learn more about Kris in our about section and founder profile.

 

What is biohacking? When I first heard the term I thought it was a bunch of people looking to become real life Marvel hero’s.

I did a small amount of research, watched the Unnatural Selection series on Netflix and soon found that the movement was about so much more than gaining superpowers.

I decided to get in contact with one of the communities which led me to Wembley, London.

I wanted to make sure that the community would feel at ease with myself being there. I didn’t want them to feel as though I was looking for a cheap story where I would mock their efforts.

In fact it was quite the opposite, I’ve become a big fan of the movement after studying the subject and wanted to dig deeper.

Therefore I arrived with nothing but my phone to grab some early footage if possible and chat with people far smarter than me.

 

 

One of the first things I noticed about the biohacking community was how friendly and welcoming everyone was, even when I mentioned I may try to do a documentary and other forms of media.

Secondly I realised how smart these people were. This certainly wasn’t a group of stereotypical Hollywood introverts working night and day in a garage for world domination.

These guys and some girls, hold PHD’s, Masters and obvious top level knowledge of biology.

Contrary to what I thought I would find, (Mortal Kombat metal arms) or would hope to find, the majority of people there were more interested in hacking DNA, health or the general physiological side of human biology.

The equipment feature in the biohacking room was of a high and sophisticated level from what my limited scientific background could measure. The lab included a “180” which I gather may have been the standout feature. The 180 is a freezer that reaches minus 180 degrees for sustainable storage.

All in all, it was an eye opening experience which I hope continues as I learn more about this growing industry. We have our eyes on a podcast, documentary and feature film in the future around the topic.

The experience also got me thinking, what creative biohacking ideas could we plausibly pull off in 2020 to improve our lives?

 

biohacking london

 

12 Biohacking Ideas that could be achieved in 2020

 

(Disclaimer: Anything you choose to do with your body is your decision and 1STMAN or the biohacking community in Wembley, London cannot be held responsible for your actions. These are simply ideas for entertainment purposes)

 

Blackout Eyelids

You’re trying to have a lie-in on the weekend when the sun comes up and wakes you before you’d like. Scenario two, your partner gets up early and turns the light on which wakes you up before you need to be awake. Imagine having a thin black layer placed within your eyelids like blackout blinds always being with you. You could even take a nap in the middle of the day outside.

RFID Card

These cards give you access to selected buildings. Imagine having one in your hand! At least you’d never forget it.

Nootropics & NZT

Everyone who’s watched the film Limitless knows that NZT would be awesome. Nootropics is the base camp of this science with many people working hard to provide more brain power for increased output.

Knuckle Implants

Just for protection. Forget knives, guns or knuckle dusters. Just place metal strips or replace your knuckes with metal versions and you’re Deontay Wilder when you need to be.

Magnets

As you all saw in the video above, one of the guys from the hacking community has a magnet in his finger, very useful for picking up your keys, coins down the back of the couch and party tricks.

In ear headphones (Literally)

I don’t quite know how this works, all I know is someone has already done this with bluetooth headphones.

Neuralink

Being worked on by Elon Musk, the Neuralinks purpose is to increase our brain power by granting access to the internet via a chip in our brains.

Myostatin

Myostatin is a chemical found in the body, that when manipulated can result in increased muscle size, but no difference in strength. There are already, humans, cows and dogs that have a myostatin imbalance and look jacked.

Hair regrowth

Hair regrowth for bald men has been promised for years, could biohacking finally find the answer.

Computer mouse in hand

If magnets and headphones can be put into the body, what’s to stop someone figuring out a way to have the key parts of a mouse in their hand? The palm would be used for movement and the first two fingers for right and left clicks. Gamers would certainly have a speed advantage of a few milliseconds.

LED contact lens

This is currently being worked on. Contact lens’ already come in crazy colours, how about an LED light? Huge risks involved with this one due to the delicate area that is the eye, but someone will soon be brave enough to rock this.

Blood test implant

Another one that has already been done but isn’t mainstream yet. This may be the best way to monitor your health on a daily basis to see if you’re alkaline or acidic, the reason for all illnesses.

 

 

Author Bio

Kris Sturmey

Kris Sturmey

Founder

Kris is a men’s expert with 6 years of experience within the men’s lifestyle game and is also the founder of 1STMAN based in London, UK.

Prior to starting Msicollege and 1STMAN Kris was a personal trainer, body language expert and men’s coach.

Kris was a personal trainer in his previous working life and is a passionate advocator of movement, increasing flexibility and improving glute and hip strength in men.

Learn more about Kris in our about section and founder profile.