Justin Worst is the COO on Grindhouse Wetware
A start-up company specializing in developing implantable devices to read a person’s biometric data. He says: “At Grindhouse we firmly believe that with imagination and drive, any of us can feel and touch EMF fields, explore its contours. Sense the temperature of objects across a room, navigate a room using a sonar sense, or even connect your body to the Internet – right now. It is that dream above all that drives us to create.”
He is also an archaeologist, and he has installed an LED device below his skin that is activated by a magnet. A North Star shines – under the skin of Justin Worst, an archaeologist in whose hand the LED device was implanted. A dozen bodies curl together under blankets on a living room floor; more are in tents and in the backs of vans. A laundry alcove is strewn with circuit boards and soldering irons; in a 1980s garage-cum-laboratory, baby chicks chirp in a pen near the door. The mood resembles an alternate universe, what Silicon Valley might look like if a natural disaster had wiped the electrical grid for the entirety of the 1990s, or if Burning Man had devoured it rather than vice versa.