Alex Smith, founder and sole-employee of Cyberise.me , runs his startup out of a converted double garage in Melbourne, Australia, where he keeps his assortment of equipment and packaging. Smith is a full-time computer security consultant who works on Cyberise in the little free time he has. I started building my own implants because the ones that were available werent as advanced as Id wanted, he said. After I did the first two, people started to want to buy them from me. I decided to just start my own company to basically help fund my future research and pay for my hobby. In his booth at BDYHAX, Smith showed off his wares chips used to access smart devices and fluorescent subdermal implants for purely aesthetic purposes. Hes among a close group of biohackers developing new devices, including payment implants and biomedical sensors for monitoring things like temperature and blood oxygen levels. He hopes to one day soon develop a neural interface that will allow him to wirelessly access the internet without having to touch his phone or computer. By then Smith hopes the biohacking industry will be booming and most people may have implants to unlock their front door, let them sense magnetic fields, or keep track of their vitals. Then hell be able to commit to Cyberise full-time. Right now I can count the number of people in the industry on one hand and the amount of money involved is in the tens of thousands of dollars range, Smith said. A Background In Smart Programs Of Course For Job InterviewIts very small.
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