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Biohackers: This guy wants to install a Raspberry Pi in his leg

Why? Because you can.


Matt Silverman


Posted on Mar 23, 2020   Updated on Jan 27, 2021, 1:31 am CST

There are two types of “biohackers” in this world: People who are optimizing their bodies for peak performance, and… cyborgs.

The cyborgs are putting microchips, magnets, and even full, working computers inside their bodies. Why? Because it’s the future. And these brave pioneers are willing to cut themselves open to see where humanity is headed.

This week on 2 GIRLS 1 PODCAST, Alli and Jen talk to Quinn Mooney, a biohacker with NFC chips in his hands and plans to install a Raspberry Pi in his leg.

Mooney moderates the forums at and the r/biohackers subreddit, and explains the community’s fascination with human augmentation, the open-source movement behind it all, and the medical and regulatory challenges that stand in the way of this personal experimentation.

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*First Published: Mar 23, 2020, 7:00 am CDT