Tim Cannon considers the human body to be “fundamentally flawed”
Tim Cannon is an American software developer, entrepreneur, and biohacker based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is best known as Chief Information Officer of Grindhouse Wetware, a biotechnology startup company that creates technology to augment human capabilities. Grindhouse was co-founded by Cannon and Shawn Sarver in 2012. Cannon himself has had a variety of body modification implants, and has been referred to in the media as a cyborg.
Tim Cannon has come a long way with the self-optimization project. He gets his body function measuring device called Circadia implanted in his forearm. Cannon is co-founder of Grindhouse Wetware, a coalition of biohackers, programmers, hobbyists and artists, and he is their guinea pig.
The group works on the merging of humans and technology. The Circadia project is the preliminary highlight – and yet it is hardly more than a beginning. Cannon already has a magnet under the tip of his left ring finger, and an RFID radio chip in the skin fold between his thumb and forefinger. If you look closely, you can see the chip.