The Human Scientist Infected With A Computer Virus

This is Dr Mark Gasson. He's a human being who's managed to contract a nasty computer virus. Don't feel too bad for him, though: he did it to himself.

As Dr Gasson explains in this interview with the BBC, giving himself a computer virus was actually a proof of concept. You see, when we eventually all have ID chips implanted into our hands - wait, what? - they could conceivably corrupt other critical devices like pacemakers and cochlear implants.

So if you needed a reason (other than general creeping paranoia) not to let someone stick a chip underneath your skin, now you've got it. [BBC via TechWorld]

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