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And So It Begins — First Human Infected With Computer Virus

We’ve been warning you. We’ve said it countless times.

The machines are going to take over.

And so a British scientist says he is the first man in the world to become infected with a computer virus. Dr. Mark Gasson from the University of Reading, who sadly does not have wild white hair, contaminated a computer chip which was then inserted under the skin in his hand.

The gizmo, which enables him to pass through security doors and activate his mobile phone, is a version of the ID chips used to tag your pet dog.

In trials, Dr. Gasson showed that the chip was able to pass on the computer virus to other control systems, though, hopefully, not including his nervous system. The doc thinks this has important implications for a future where medical devices such as pacemakers become more sophisticated and risk being contaminated by other human implants.

Gasson also predicts that implanted technology will spread: “This type of technology has been commercialized in the United States as a type of medical alert bracelet, so that if you’re found unconscious you can be scanned and your medical history brought up.”

We give it three weeks before Gasson begins to morph into a cyborg. Watch the video of the man looking human while you still can.