Getting yourself a 'magnetic sense' enhancement is not just about being able to enhance your sensory perception. Discussions about health implications (both benefits as well as potential long-term harm) aside, it's also about losing your tracability and privacy, and making yourself permanently identifiable. There's a reason why dog chips are so successful: you can positively identify a dog by it's chip. But humans do like to impersonate each other more than they do impersonate dogs – and this means, that with implanted chips, being able to forge chips is equivalent to being able to steal an identity. And that is doubtlessly the next step, once implants are used (even partially) in identifying people.
That said: is the price too high, given the lack of solutions offering protection of personal liberties and identities on an ethical and legal level?
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With the advent of the smartphone, many Americans have grown used to the idea of having a computer on their person at all times. Wearable technologies like Google’s Project Glass are narrowing the boundary between us and our devices even further by attaching a computer to a person’s face and integrating the software directly into a user’s field of vision. The paradigm shift is reflected in the names of our dominant operating systems. Gone are Microsoft’s Windows into the digital world, replaced by a union of man and machine: the iPhone or Android.
For a small, growing community of technologists, none of this goes far enough…