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Not the gay hookup app, she clarified. She meant the hackers who have begun to implant devices into their own bodies. The ones who design human-safe sensors, cut open their own arms or fingertips, insert said sensor, and sew themselves back up, without anesthesia.
“They’re raring to go!” Gentry said. And they’re not interested in waiting for multimillion-dollar clinical trials.
The Techonomy conference — an annual mix of mainstream technologists, CEOs and fringe futurists at the luxe Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, Calif. — attracts an eclectic group, from the new Coursera CEO to a Pinterest-star representative. The founder, reporter David Kirkpatrick, wore a bright pink-and-green paisley shirt for his interviews with guests, who included LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel.