for me, biohacking is important for so many reasons!
the first is like you said; choosing to use products from small companies like DT is a way of standing against big corporations who may be looking to do similar things in the future (cough elonmusk cough)
another reason is much more personal, and comes from being a person in the LGBTQ+ community. through biohacking, i feel a higher level of control over my own self, in a similar way to tattoos, piercings, and other body mods.
I believe biohacking has the potential to increase what humans can do. And I’m not just referring to unlocking a door or a computer with your hand. Those things are really cool and makes our way of life a little easier by removing a couple things to carry, while at the same time increasing security. But the potential of future implants and human augmentation(biohacking) is what really excites me. right now having my implant and being a part of this fantastic community, to me feels like being in on the “grass root” so to speak of something with unimaginable potential.
Let me start by saying I just started getting into it myself, but for me it’s kind of about the security potential at least right now. No regular everyday person is going to assume I have one(or many) of these things in me. Or where it is located. They are also not constantly connected to a network so getting my personal data becomes harder than ever before.
I think for me at least in part is the fact that I like to tweak and modify/customize anything I have and now that I have figured out I can modify myself I’m excited to find out what I can do. Tech is amaizing and to be able to be a part of all of this even a tiny part is really excitig.
I don’t think there is any such thing as one RIGHT reason for everybody.
“Cool factor” is just as correct as “futureproofing”, “infosec”, “access”, “pearling”, “assimilating with the machines before they take over”
Personally I don’t think bio hacking is important, I think it’s just another consumer product. I think the company you decide to get your various bio hacking equipment from is important as that will drive where the product innovation goes.
LGBTQ+ is interesting. I’m straight/cis-gendered and it’s not something that I had considered. I get it though. Very much a form of body expression. I don’t have any other tattoos or piercings myself and find it kinda fills that desire.
Maybe, I haven’t really thought of it like that. I have 1 tattoo one pierced ear and now 2 implants. So I don’t think I can really say I’m a non-conformist in any way. I’m not trying to be different just taking advantage of the technology at hand to improve my life. All the shortcuts that can be programmed into the devices we all carry make our lives easier. We went from carrying keys and cards to key fobs and nfc payment methods on our phones. Soon I hope with the integration of implants that’s all I will need to remember. I have a business card in my right hand (spark 2) and access key in my left (NExT). So I wouldn’t say non-conformist, just a little ahead of the curve.
Personally I don’t think any of the available implants are important. For me at this point in time it’s purely that I enjoy tinkering with all sorts of systems including myself.
Having said that I think it will become very important if given the chance, so I will support awesome companies like DT in the hope that the tech will become truly humanity changing, worst case I get a load of fun cool things to play with and get to chill out with all the other epic people on the “cutting edge”