What is biohacking?
Biohacking refers to the application of IT hacks to biological systems - especially the human body - but also to the entire biosphere. Biohacking encompasses a wide range of DIY IT projects and ideas.
Biohacking is generally associated with some form of the term 'hacking', but it implies a positive purpose. 'White Hat Hacking' is a term that can be used to distinguish biohacking from IT manipulation used for fraud or criminal purposes. Some also describe biohacking as a 'hacker ethic' based on positive principles such as universal access to information and a general improvement in quality of life.
Biohacking can involve body modifications where groups of people known as 'grinders' experiment with implants and other methods of applying technology to their bodies, such as: B. Wearable Computing. Other types of biohacking may involve self-medicating hacks, such as pet DNA or genetic testing. Biohacking can also be used for the use of modern IT for hydroponic plant systems or other projects that apply IT concepts to biological organisms.