Number of implants poll

Hey All,

I have been having some conversations with people outside the biohacking sphere recently which have highlighted the lack of information about our community and it’s makeup. I want to start making more information about biohackers as a group publicly available, to help get the general public more comfortable with the idea of improving your body through technology.

With that goal in mind, I would appreciate your assistance with this poll. How many implants do you currently have, and how many implants have you ever had? It doesn’t have to be implants purchased from Dangerous Things, in fact I would include medical and aesthetic implants. Anything inorganic that you have had intentionally inserted under your skin. I’m not fishing for big numbers here, just data points. A fledgeling biohacker with one implant is just as valid as a veteran grinder with a dozen.

How many implants do you currently have?

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How many implants have you ever had?

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Thanks for your participation!

EDIT: Wow, Discourse maxes out at 20 options. Okay, well if you select 20 for either option I will interpret it as 20+

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I marked one and one (single chip), but I’ve got a spring / clip thing left in from a gall bladder removal surgery. Don’t know if you want to count that kind of purely medical stuff.

Pacemakers?
Artificial lenses? (in eyes)
Artery stints?

I’m interested in counting all of the things you listed. They are all implants. I would imagine the “average” person who is skeptical about biohacking has more inorganic material in their makeup than they think.

I would prefer not to count tooth caps and fillings.

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Might be interesting to break it down by intent and type. Cosmetic, Surgical, or Augmentation? Powered, Passive, or Inert?

Interesting, yes, but in this case I feel simplicity is beneficial.

I would suggest adding a Yes/No question at the end also asking “Do you plan to get more in the future?”

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It would be very difficult for anyone to be sure of a “No” answer to that question because the future is uncertain. If I’m polling a group like this, I’m just going to assume most of the respondents are planning to get more or do not know.

Discourse has a very basic poll functionality. If there are more questions that need to be asked, I would do them in another poll, probably using a anonymous polling service that could break down the data.

My primary goal here is to get a few hundred responses to these questions from biohackers, so that we can get a reliable average. Then I’ll run the same poll among non-biohackers and we’ll see how different the averages are (spoiler, probably not much)

Thats a good point, perhaps a scale of the likely hood of someone getting another one would be a better way to go about it if it were to be asked.

I’m interested in counting all of the things you listed. They are all implants.

My definition of an implant is whatever is fully inside your body (hence the “in” root in “implant”), that can’t get there by natural ways, that’s identifiably man-made when your body is done rotting away in your grave.

I already have a Next chip implanted and I’ve got a vivokey spark on hold at the moment as I’m waiting to see what developments there are in the pipeline with it.

I include the two chips i will get on this friday:

so

15 RFIDs (including the two on friday)
1 Magnet

Medical
1 Implanon
2 Tooth Implant
1 Tooth Bridge

I think in the end of February i will have 20 RFIDs :slight_smile:

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That’s really cool @JennyMcLane, we’re at 14 implants & running out of places to put them.

We have 1 magnet, 2 xGlo, and the other 11 are various RF chips (xEM, xNT, xM1, xBT).

We still want to get a couple xLEDs in as well. We have an HF here that we haven’t installed yet, but want to get an LF as well when they’re available.

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