I got into it through CodysLab posting about his sensing magnets. However, I was much younger when I saw that, and didn’t really see it as something I could do. I think it was Deviant Ollum’s videos/DEFCON talks that got me actually interested in implants, especially as someone who wanted to go into some form of cybersecurity career. Since I was too young still to get an implant (and too scared), I went for a DT NFC ring. It was neat to show friends, but I had no real use for it, and as I’ve since found out, I hate wearables and jewelry. I still have it, but now it sits in a box.
I was once again reminded through The Modern Rogue’s video, and all of a sudden it became much more realistic. I still didn’t have an installer though, and as far as I knew, there wasn’t one in the state. A year or so passed. Once I found that Pirate, literally down the street, did installs, things progressed very quick, and I had 3 implants put in 2 weeks later.
As for what motivates me, I’m a CS student that now has technology inside me. What could be cooler??? haha
DT implants are a maker’s absolute dream. The only limit is your imagination. You can make whatever you want, it’s all open.
Now that I actually have stuff that relies on them (KBR-1 for login, CaRFID, my NFC safe, etc.) I could never go back, and I’m still finding new ways to integrate implants into my life.
Plus, they’re a great icebreaker when I meet new people (sets apart the people I actually want to associate with vs. the mark of the beast crazies, too. Useful feature )