The transhumanists who are ‘upgrading’ their bodies – BBC News

In her right hand, she has had another microchip implant that acts as her business card but could also be used to store important medical information for use in the case of an emergency. The 31-year-old engineer also has a magnet in one finger that allows her to sense electro-magnetic fields, which she says helps in her work. But not all her body upgrades are practical. Her latest procedure is to have two LED implants, that turn on when a magnet is passed above them, illuminating her skin from inside. Why? “Because they are sparkly and I’m a magpie,” she says. “I like things that light up.” Winter is one of a growing number of people who call themselves “transhumanists”.

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The transhumanists who are ‘upgrading’ their bodies – BBC News