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Safe, Wireless Implants Could Replace Drugs

Item: Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new way to safely transfer energy to tiny medical devices implanted deep inside the human body. These micro-implants can do anything from constantly monitoring vitals to generating neural signals when needed inside the brain—for instance to fight diseases such as Parkinson's, depression and epilepsy.

Why it Matters: This is a huge breakthrough for biotechnology and medical wetware, as the human form takes on more and more technology that is not only always connected, but built to expand the human experience as a whole. Everyone is looking into transhumanism and biotechnology—DARPA even recently started a biotech division to develop and monitor advances in cybernetics and advancing the human race through technology. With advances in both this and wearables, how long before implants are our new smartphones?

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