DARPA-Funded Implantable Biochips Used to Detect Covid19 Could be on the Market By Next Year

Health Technology U.S.

Unbeknownst to most Americans, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is developing a microchip, that once implanted could be used to detect most viral, upper respiratory pathogens, including Covid19.

The technology could be on the market as soon as next year.

The chip could be implanted in the human body through Hydrogel, a type of implantable nanotechnology that contains sensors used to measure levels of glucose, oxygen and lactate in the human body, among other substances.

It is a contact lens-like material that, once implanted under the skin, can transmit light-based digital signals through a wireless network like 5G.

We recently reported on Celeste Solum’s talk on Hydrogel back in May.

Technologies like this represent a step toward transhumanism, a philosophy that holds the fusion of technology and human biology is inevitable. It is a discipline followed by many powerful and influential people, such as Google’s Ray Kurzweil and Eric Schmidt

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