British scientist turns into first human ‘contaminated’ with a laptop virus
Constructive, a cybernetic-crammed, dystopian future may sound good and cheery, nevertheless what happens when all your snazzy implants get contaminated with a laptop virus? That’s what one brave researcher on the School of Learning is looking for out, and he’s now really gone so far as to willingly “infect” himself inside the determine of science. As you might anticipate, however, that’s all this very rather a lot a proof of concept, nevertheless Dr. Mark Gasson says that the contaminated RFID chip in his hand was definitely able to transfer on the virus to an exterior administration system in his trials, and he warns that the eventual precise world implications is perhaps far more dire. Gasson is particularly concerned when it comes to medical implants, which he says may in all probability turn into contaminated by totally different implants inside the physique, and even cross on the “an an infection” to totally different people. Head on earlier the break for the BBC’s report, and take a look at to not be too startled by the Dalek inside the room.
[Thanks, Mark S]
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