How science wants to turn you into a cyborg: From implants in your ears to uploading your nervous system to the internet, here's how to biohack your way to a new body

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Bionic limbs - including arms and legs - can be controlled using the brain's electrical signals (Source: Getty)

Forget wearable technology: that’s old news. One of the latest trends is biohacking, where external devices are controlled by electrical signals within the body. Some are directly implanted, making the relationship between human and computer closer than ever before.

Biohacking is largely driven by so-called grinders or cyborgs, a community of people curious enough to use themselves as test subjects. Many are non-professional scientists willing to slice deep into themselves - armed with just a scalpel and an anatomy textbook to insert a biometric sensor.

The sensor then taps into the body’s electrical signals and sends them to a computer, which interprets them as instructions. Appliances can be controlled by the blink of an eye or flexing a muscle.

Becoming a cyborg with super-human abilities may be possible in the near future as scientists are already testing the potential of using technology to transcend our bodily limits. Here's what science has done so far...

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