You should be able to essentially add a “digital sense” by doing exactly what @Vicarious did but putting the implant in a more touch sensitive area or perhaps somewhere close to a convenient point for the external coil. Then if you transmit a vibration or waveform in sync to something some sensor most of the time and theoretically you could end up with a “choose your own sense”
I can think of so many things you could sync it to a:
- compass (like the North Sense) to develop a internal sense of direction
- clock to develop a accurate internal clock
- any part of the electromagnetic spectrum so you could feel those fields
- silent phone notification essentially a remote “vibrate”
- various sensors like pressure, humidity, air quality
- Morse code style communication
- any web data feed
I don’t have any magnet implants yet so I don’t have much practical insight, so this could all be sleep deprived crazy talk
The main unanswered questions I see is:
- What implant locations would work best for this kind of application?
- Would an xG3 actually be able to act as a sense over time, like some people experience with sensing magnets?
- Would you need to keep the external device on you 24/7 to not mess with this new sense.
- Would you retain some of the senses such as the compass if you stopped using the device after a long period of constantly being aware of your heading.
What do you people think?