Like many magicians, we have considered getting implants. Just not the type Anastasia Synn chose.
Mrs. Synn is more than a magician, maybe she is also a walking MRI concern. (We note that Mrs. Synn has shared that the magnet and MRI concern is a myth).
She has 26 microchips implanted in her body. She discussed her implanting at a recent Biohacker Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
We read about her, and squirmed, in Stat News. You can do the same here.
Where other biohackers were presenting their latest findings with PowerPoint, Mrs. Synn actually pushed the point of a long needle through her forearm. On purpose.
Although magic is her thing, she is also a designer of implants for others.
She describes herself as a cyborg and by that means “anyone that wants to add technology or anything that isn’t already in their body to their body to achieve a new sense or a new ability.”
We had an uncle who got an extra spleen even though he did not need one – his God-given spleen was working fine by all accounts – but he felt it gave him super powers over sugar. It wasn’t until weeks later that he learned that the pancreas was the sugar processor and not the spleen. He processes old red blood cells like a champ but that’s not really a super power – except to red blood cells that have reached their “best used by date.” To them, his double spleen is like a Marvel character.
At the time of the interview in Stat News, Mrs. Synn had 26 implants but was getting two more in the next day and was shooting for an even (in non-Euclidian geometry theory) 35.
“I’m a magician, so I use them in my magic act. And I also use them in my day-to-day life — to unlock my door at home, or to let my cat speak. I know that sounds crazy, but my cat’s upgraded even, so I can scan him, and he will tell his story about how I found him behind a grocery store. I love my cat.”
Mrs. Synn was very careful to not reveal magic secrets in her interview.
“I can’t go into too much detail about how the implants are used in magic, but there’s multiple ways that they can be used and even more ways they can be designed to be used.”
She notes that the implantation of magnets and devices into the human body is not literally sanctioned by the medical community. They are coated but even the coating is not medically sanctioned. She checks her body, blood levels, liver enzymes and kidney function every three months.
Go to Stat News for the full low down on how she has implanted more than half of the devices herself and her experience with the TSA.
It is an amazing story but we are still afeared of implanting anything in our body. We won’t even eat sharp cheese.
Visit Mrs. Synn’s website here for pictures and a biography of her amazing work.