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Scientist Infects Self With Computer Virus

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the norton-antiseptic dept.

Medicine 393

superapecommando writes "A British scientist claims to have become the first human to be infected by a computer virus, in an experiment he says has important implications for the future of implantable technology. Dr Mark Gasson from the University of Reading infected a computer chip with the virus, then implanted it in his hand and transmitted the virus to a PC to prove that malware can move between human and computer."

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393 comments

stupid (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347262)

just plain stupid

Re:stupid (1)

GAB_cyclist (1274556) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347500)

True, it is important to know how the communication between the chip and the PC was made. I'm guessing here, but I think my dad's pacemaker isn't that easily accessable... If it is, or in the future will be, the communication port should -logically- be protected. But for now, I think my dad should fear EMFs more.

Re:stupid (3, Funny)

FatdogHaiku (978357) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347768)

This has some serious implications...

"Mom, I know I said I'd try and call more often, but if you keep
bugging me at work I'm going to have to downgrade your firmware..."

Let's see how feisty she is with her pulse reduced by 35%!

Re:stupid (5, Insightful)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347602)

Agree. Transmitting from a chip to PC or vice-versa, is no big deal. The fact he put it inside his body doesn't alter that ability.

Re:stupid (5, Funny)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347800)

Exactly..

Look I cut open a cat and inserted a wifi router... CATS CAN CONNECT TO WIFI!!!!

Can I be a scientist? It seems I meet the qualifications.

Re:stupid (5, Insightful)

homey of my owney (975234) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347844)

While I applaud your use of the cat, I think we need to ask the larger question: Was this guy institutionalized?

Re:stupid (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347668)

Let's just look on the bright side. He could have infected a small flash drive, taped it to has schlong, went to the computer, infected it, and claimed to have found the first sexually transmitted computer virus.

Re:stupid (5, Funny)

mwvdlee (775178) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347770)

He should have just stuck a USB stick up his ass.

epic fail (5, Insightful)

timmarhy (659436) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347274)

this sounds like that cyborg man retard from a few years ago.

Re:epic fail (4, Informative)

Hogwash McFly (678207) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347594)

Do you mean Kevin Warwick [wikipedia.org] ? Funnily enough he's also from the University of Reading.

stupid (5, Insightful)

afitz2 (1804268) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347292)

OK that's pretty stupid.

Re:stupid (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347408)

It is quite scary actually. This proves many things.

1. Flesh is not a valid software firewall. We need upgrades.
2. The human body can't fight off computer viruses with our immune system.
3. His body didn't alert him of the virus. No fever or any symptom.

I, for one, am quite scared of these recent events. How can you discount him so easily? If I get a pace maker and someone is able to root it - how will I know?

Re:stupid (0, Redundant)

sourcerror (1718066) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347484)

And we knew all this, without him doing the experiment.

Re:stupid (1)

Chatterton (228704) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347540)

If I get a pace maker and someone is able to root it - how will I know?

Easy answer: You probably will be dead or receive a threat letter :)

Re:stupid (3, Insightful)

bondsbw (888959) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347450)

So he takes a computer that can accept new software, inserts it in his hand, and puts new software on it. How novel.

Re:stupid (1)

Thanshin (1188877) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347478)

I did see this wonderful piece of "news" being submitted to Slashdot about ten times in three hours.

I did feel better seing it wasn't finally accepted.

Now here we are, commenting on the amazing breakthrough it means for the human race.

what a fucking retard (1)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347296)

quick, offer his a job as a slashdot janitor!

No, really (3, Insightful)

JamesP (688957) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347310)

What a fscking moron

Or a show-off.

Or better, a fscking show-off moron

I couldn't think of anything more irrelevant, like, REALLY

I mean, this is Uri Geller type of BS

The mind boggles.

Re:No, really (4, Funny)

dunezone (899268) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347402)

Lets just hope Michael Bay doesn't read this story.

Geller (1)

6031769 (829845) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347582)

It won't surprise you to learn that Dr. Gasson's Lab at Whiteknights is only a few miles from Mr. Geller's residence in Sonning. If you want to find out what other idiocy the cybernetics department of the University of Reading have been up to, do a quick search for "Kevin Warwick".

Hacking is going to get much easier (0)

kyrio (1091003) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347324)

No need to hack in remotely. No need to get people to give up the information. Just walk up to a desk and infect the computer sitting by it.

Implications... (2, Funny)

dward90 (1813520) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347330)

The implications of this being that.....what? When The Evil Government (tm) infuses us all with tracking chips, we open up ourselves to being hacked?

I can see it now....

Can new RFID technology lead to making you or your families ZOMBIES of the federal government? TONIGHT on Glenn Beck!

How is this human to computer? (3, Insightful)

rotide (1015173) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347332)

Infect chip.
Implant chip.
Get chip to infect computer.

How was it ever contracted, let alone transmitted by the human? You could wear the chip as a necklace, tie it to a paper airplane, or just throw it and get the same results.

Re:How is this human to computer? (1)

jo42 (227475) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347376)

"Scientist" is retard. Loosing his funding would be the best thing that could happen to him.

Re:How is this human to computer? (5, Funny)

thePowerOfGrayskull (905905) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347446)

"Scientist" is retard. Loosing his funding would be the best thing that could happen to him.

One would think if his funding were loosed, he'd be quite happy.

Re:How is this human to computer? (1)

Bozdune (68800) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347648)

Yes, but he's running a fever now. Explain THAT.

Proves nothing (5, Insightful)

Attila Dimedici (1036002) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347334)

All he showed was that a computer virus can be transmitted from an implanted computer to an external computer. The scientist did not infect himself with a computer virus, he infected a chip that he had implanted in himself. If it is news to you that a computer chip implanted in a person can be infected with a computer virus, then this is the wrong board for you.

Re:Proves nothing (5, Insightful)

pete-classic (75983) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347428)

As Tyler Durden said, "Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken."

-Peter

Re:Proves nothing (1)

Painted (1343347) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347810)

Funny, on reading this my first thought was that it was equivalent to placing a virus on a USB key drive and sticking it up your butt. We can all play this game! If you got one with a USB extension cable, and ran it out your fly, you could **GASP** even become infected while it was in you! The horror! Something must be done!

Stupid "science" is still stupid.

Re:Proves nothing (1)

Georules (655379) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347482)

Perhaps those confused (are there any?) could understand this better by the converse. This man would claim that if you have a cold, sneeze on a computer keyboard, and someone else gets a cold by using the keyboard that you have infected the computer with a human virus.

Re:Proves nothing (1)

cyp43r (945301) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347588)

I don't think anyone is seriously arguing that in that scenario you haven't got human-computer-human infection. You should get that computer virus scanned and go see a doctor right away.

Re:Proves nothing (1)

nkh (750837) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347498)

a computer virus can be transmitted from an implanted computer to an external computer.

He infected "something" external to a computer, like floppies (during the 70s and 80s), USB keys and CD-Roms (90s and now), and even other computers on the internet. But it's in his own skin, therefore it must be new and scary.

Re:Proves nothing (1)

mapkinase (958129) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347532)

Where is Funny modifier for a straightest face, deadliest pan?

I infected a computer with a virus (5, Funny)

MacroSlopp (1662147) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347336)

If we're looking for firsts....
I once had a cold and sneezed on my keyboard.
Does that make me the first human to infect a computer???

Re:I infected a computer with a virus (2, Insightful)

timmarhy (659436) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347396)

thats nothing - imagine all the STD's keyboard's would have if you could transmit human to computer virus....

Re:I infected a computer with a virus (1)

Zedrick (764028) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347686)

Uhm. Do you really think you were the first person ever to sneeze on a keyboard?

Re:I infected a computer with a virus (1)

captainpanic (1173915) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347842)

You probably were not the first to infect a computer by sneezing on a keyboard... but you may have destroyed the internet when you did that. ... why are you so sure?

What exactly was this meant to demonstrate? (5, Insightful)

Vekseid (1528215) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347338)

Or was the good doctor merely going after being 'first' at something?

Re:What exactly was this meant to demonstrate? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347476)

Same thing I thought when I saw the Darlek in the background

More "Research" Firsts! (4, Funny)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347486)

I will now be the first human being to have Linux installed ...

*puts Linux ISO on USB flash drive and drops his pants*

Re:More "Research" Firsts! (2, Funny)

Ogive17 (691899) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347792)

That the "ubutto" distro?

Re:More "Research" Firsts! (2, Funny)

vlm (69642) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347850)

The goatse guy has prior art, and he used a 5 1/4 inch hard drive as opposed to a wimpy USB flash. I'm sure theres someone out there whom can fit a whole NAS rack in.

Re:What exactly was this meant to demonstrate? (1)

Scrameustache (459504) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347556)

It is meant to get him in the news to promote his latest book. It's a publicity stunt.

Apples and Oranges (1)

jshriver (707916) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347340)

I don't see the relevance. Maybe if the chip which is not standard now adays is infected with a virus that specifically causes problems. Say you have a chip that keeps your hearth rhythm normal, and the virus tells your "device" to make your heart beat 200x a minute. This would be troublesome, but not what this was meant to show. Though I think it is conceptual proof-of-concept. So when we do go down that route of future implants security measures need to be put in place. There was an article not so long ago where it was shown a person could send signals to a pacemaker to cause harm.

Interesting but... (1)

berlindx (1330521) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347344)

It seems like he was just trying to make headlines.

April 1st? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347348)

I almost thought this was a real story and I was about to say what a load of cr@p it was. Then I noticed it had the Idle tag.

Not quite an infection yet (4, Insightful)

Drakkenmensch (1255800) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347354)

We're still far off from GITS's brain hacking. His biological functions remain entirely unaffected, as he is merely carrying the infected chip with him. Effectively, he might as well just be keeping a passcard with an infected smartchip in his wallet, the result would be the same.

Re: Not quite an infection yet (1)

Briareos (21163) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347690)

But then again a passcard is something external.

Still, if he wants the viruses inside him so bad I'd go for shoving a USB drive full of viruses up his rectum - bonus points if he uses a 3 1/2" hard drive instead.

So he has... (1)

Zantac69 (1331461) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347358)

SPAM coming from his ass? Literally?

Re:So he has... (1)

Chrisq (894406) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347398)

SPAM coming from his ass? Literally?

Yuck,
is that where they get it from?

Re:So he has... (1)

vlm (69642) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347656)

No, you get worms from fecal matter not spam. Although a remarkable amount of factoryfarmed "meat" contains fecal matter, its mostly from the bowels of the slaughtered animals as opposed to human, as far as I know.

concept already well-proven (2, Insightful)

tverbeek (457094) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347364)

How is this different from transmitting a virus via floppy diskette, other than the fact that he carried it on the inside of his hand, and the read/write mechanism was RF instead of magnetic?

Re:concept already well-proven (1)

cyp43r (945301) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347604)

It's as if somebody implanted a floppy disk into their bodies and then infected a computer.

Re:concept already well-proven (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347756)

You ever try to surgically implant a floppy in your flesh? Hurts like hell, not to mention those things were always prone to CRC errors anyway...

In related news, I am going to duct tape an SD card containing porn to my arm... Someone give me grant money...

No (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347368)

He only "proved" that a computer virus can move onto a writeable computer chip. We've only known that for how many decades now? Nice theater, though.

I have an idea! (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347374)

If I stick a virus on a thumbdrive, stick THAT up my ass...

Could I make headlines too?

Re:I have an idea! (1)

aicrules (819392) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347776)

Yes, and probably a spot on the Mauri Povich show. Please proceed with trials. You may need to start with a regular 3.5" HDD as a practice run though.

What? (1)

Georules (655379) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347382)

I'll download a database of computer virii and store it on a usb thumbdrive. Eat it. Plug it back in after I find it again. It'd be about as useful as this study. Actually more useful, because we'd find out if a usb thumbdrive can survive stomach acids.

So, it's finally come down to this, eh? (1)

TREETOP (614689) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347388)

Same quality news organization that brought us this gem: "Diana was still alive HOURS before the accident!!!"

Disappointed (1)

Logarhythmic (1082321) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347390)

And here I was, all excited for a story that sounds like it came straight out of Snow Crash. Nice try, dude.

No (1)

MonsterTrimble (1205334) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347392)

"A British scientist claims to have become the first human to be infected by a computer virus, in an experiment he says has important implications for the future of implantable technology. Dr Mark Gasson from the University of Reading infected a computer chip which was then implanted in his hand with the virus and then transmitted it to a PC to prove that malware can move between human and computer."

This is the first time a computer chip implanted in a human has passed a virus onto a PC.

And did we really need a proof of concept of this? File it under 'Fucking-Duh'

The only Irony Appropriate(tm) result... (2, Funny)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347432)

Is for this researcher to be the first to contract the metavirus when it arrives...

He didn't infect himself.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347434)

He infected the microchip that he embedded in his hand. The virus had no affect on his body in any way. The only difference between this and carrying malware on a flash drive is that he had the memory implanted on his body. If he "infects himself", it implies that the malware had some sort of affect on his body/physiology.

What an idiot (1)

topham (32406) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347440)

What a fucking idiot. Seriously.

Now, if, and I mean -if- he had a chip that was actually wired to his nerves and he got that infected with a virus then maybe I could see the point.

Personally, I think we should wire something up to his eyes so we can tell him how fucking stupid he is in scrolling, blinking text.

Profound (1)

dmomo (256005) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347448)

In other news, chimpanzee learns sign language by listening to Metallica. To achieve this, researchers simply taught the chimpanzee sign language while playing Metallica.

Worded poorly, and not news (2, Insightful)

theVP (835556) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347458)

The article is just worded poorly. It implies that he actually contracted a computer virus, just like any human virus.

All he really did was just implant a chip in his hand that had a virus on it. Then he demonstrated that the chip would actually transmit the virus. Which isn't really a huge shock, since he was using it to communicate with other devices in the first place. According TFA, he used it for security passes and his phone.

So, at some point, he turned this into: "Pacemakers are at risk"....which, since they're not communication devices...no, no they're not.

Sounds to me like someone lost their grant money or something, and was trying to justify eating doughnuts for 3 years and doing nothing else.

Melding Plague (1)

aliddell (1716018) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347470)

When I first saw this, I thought Alastair Reynolds was a prophet [wikipedia.org] . Then I found out it was kind of a dumb story. *Yawn*

Sometimes... (1)

Chysn (898420) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347474)

...thought experiments are sufficient.

Bigger implications... (5, Insightful)

coolmoose25 (1057210) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347494)

I agree with everyone that this demonstration was stupid... But the bigger question here deserves to be discussed - implanted devices CAN be infected with viruses, and we have to be careful about that... Implanted devices are becoming more and more common - it's not just pacemakers anymore. There was an article in Wired recently about the drive to create a "smart" insulin pump, one that would sense your blood sugar level and then adjust insulin delivery accordingly. This will become more and more common as we apply technology to "curing" disease... Keeping that technology virus free should be a high priority, especially as this technology gets integrated in more complex ways.

Re:Bigger implications... (1)

timmarhy (659436) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347676)

so long as i'm not running symantec anti virus on anything inside me, i think i'll be ok.

Epic fail. (3, Interesting)

bynary (827120) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347504)

Wake me up when someone has actually infected an organic organism at the cellular level with an honest to goodness computer virus made up of 0s and 1s (which is theoretically possibly since the human body controls itself in large part by electric pulses sent from the brain).

So..... (1)

Ubi_NL (313657) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347528)

If i'd eat an infected USB disk, id get the same result?

If I'd cough some influenza on my keyboard id get the same (yet reciprocal) result?

Idle is indeed the word.

/. needs a policy in Captain Cyorg news (3, Insightful)

Scrameustache (459504) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347550)

http://www.google.com/search?q=captain+cyborg [google.com]

Ah, without clicking on any links (we have to stop feeding that fraud), google let me know this was the work of his sidekick, not him directly. Now, I demand that this fraud be fully identified in all future slashdot posts about him or his minions (an addendum to this thread would be wise, too), because HE'S A FUCKING CHARLATAN!

Seriously, he called himself the "first cyborg" for putting an RFID chip in his skin years after people have had pacemakers, cochlear implants, and fucking wires in their brains (for vision to the blind and computer communications for the paralyzed). All reporters who called him "the first cyborg" should be fired, all "news" outlet that published that crap should be fined and stripped of all journalistic-perks (press passes, immunity from certain police procedures, etc). He's an attention whore who pulls these stupid publicity stunts to promote his books, stop helping him with his frauds.

Re:/. needs a policy in Captain Cyorg news (1)

GrahamCox (741991) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347774)

You are quite correct, it's just a (very) lame stunt. It might help to put thing sin perspective - Uni of Reading is not exactly Ivy League, if you get my drift.

So... (3, Funny)

yellekc (819322) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347554)

If I swallow my thumb drive containing all my favorite programs, would they come out decompiled?

I really wish Reading Uni knock this off... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347560)

This guy is from the Cybernetics department at Reading University in the UK. This happens to be where I got my EE degree from. From my point of view he's just succeeding in devaluing my education

Imagination... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347578)

What about wireless implants?. Now to guarantee the safe access to a building all they must be scanned by a anti-virus

redundant (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347596)

The virus did not originate, in any way shape or form, from his biological matter. So this is a pile of crap, this attention seeker should have his tenure revoked.

It didn't move PC Human PC (1)

WRX SKy (1118003) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347598)

It moved PC > Computer Chip > PC.

This experiment is about the same as infecting a jump drive, putting it in your pocket, then infecting some other PC and proclaiming it a miracle of science.

At no point was this virus ever "in" a human. It was being transported by a human, but it was still "in" a computer.

Agreed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347600)

I have to agree. How effing pointless is this?
It's psedo science mumbo jumbo that's designed to appeal to the press who appeal in turn to the unwashed clueless.

The word virus in phrase computer virus is descriptive analogy to illustrate how a computer virus works.
Replicating from infected computer host to infect other computer hosts that come into communicative contact. The terms virus, infect, host are all used in the description of biological viruses.

This story is about a man who has implanted into his body a small device capable of storing information. The information just happens to be a computer virus. It could just as easily have been a random pdf or some porn. His body is incapable of receiving, decoding, or executing the information on the chip. There is no crossover, no human to computer infection. He shoved a computer chip up his arse that computers equipped with suitable anal RF readers can read. So what?

Shove a USB pendrive onto into his head and make a story about man augments memory by drilling hole in his skull and ramming memory chip inside.

Man shoots up gay porn into his arm would have probably been a more interesting story with more relevance.

Sir... (1)

dandart (1274360) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347616)

You've not proved anything, you've just made yourself look like an idiot.

Good grief (1)

jayhawk88 (160512) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347628)

So, what, you proved that flesh can't block radio signals? Good job there moron, we've only known that for about 100 years or so.

God, I can't wait until the mainstream media gets wind of this one. The stupid, it will burn.

need improvement (1)

mapkinase (958129) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347636)

It would be fun to design a chip in your throat (think auto-tuning for voice cords' diseases), that has the ability to emit chemicals (to offset the hypothetical disease) and detect the current level of chemicals in the throat (for the purposes of negative feedback in order to control the normal level of drugs in the throat).

The chip is run by the software of course.

The virus would modulate chemical release with the ability to kill the host or send a digital virus sequence via modulated chemical signal to a similar chip in another person.

Then, of course, it is much simpler to imagine a two-way radio based connection to such chip.

I think i'm safe (3, Insightful)

228e2 (934443) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347642)

. . . my body runs Linux afterall :)

It is an interesting attack vector (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347644)

Acquire RFID chip from the organization you wish to compromise, if they use them to track inventory, it's probably quite easy.
Load the chip with a rootkit, and insert it back into the supply chain.
Profit?

I don't know if it's news, but I've never thought of it before.

Ingest (1)

Thyamine (531612) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347646)

Why not just swallow it then remove it from the toilet, less surgery, and the same damn thing. Just bizarre what people do sometimes.

Interesting choice of words (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347650)

"British scientist" - wow, don't hear those words next to each other too often! It's sort of an oxymoron like "military intelligence" or "ethical journalist". The culture of innovation and discovery is going away, the future of Britain is a stable, multicultural society that respects the wishes of its citizens.

dupe... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347662)

this is a duplicate - how did it make the front page?

He's a Moron, however... (1)

jjb3rd (1138577) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347682)

Ok, that guy is a complete and total idiot, but when I first saw the title I thought, he wrote a computer virus to alter his DNA...i.e. using computer software to manipulate "genetic software" (I call rights to that one, bitches). Anyways, my idea is way cooler and scarier than some idiot with an implanted chip that infected a computer...a better story would have been the chip he implanted in himself gave him syphilis, then cured said syphilis, or that he went through the trouble of implanting a chip, only to find his firewall or anti-virus software blocked his attack, he contracted some disease from the implanted chip and the world is left with one less moron...too harsh?

WTF is this crap? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347702)

I have never seen anything on slashdot before that I would say WTF over, but this seriously deserves it. Come on, delete this. It was completely stupid to even try to post this as news.

Simple carrier (3, Insightful)

Zen-Mind (699854) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347732)

That is probable one of the biggest piece of false-science I have ever seen in years. The exact same thing could have been done with any compromised wireless device; the fact that the chip is under his skin is completely irrelevant. People helping to carry computer viruses have been around for decades, remember those floppies of shareware with virus on them??? Come-on!

ENLARGE IT TODAY! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347734)

So is he going to start spouting random advertisements for cheap prescription drugs, pr0n websites, and how to enlarge my member, or simply be a zombie as part of a botnet?

No he didn't. (1)

SCHecklerX (229973) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347760)

Get back to me when he infects his pacemaker, or muscle controller, or drug release system, etc etc.

So... ...What happens now? (2, Funny)

Stregano (1285764) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347764)

Dude has a crappy computer chip in him that has a virus on it. Now what? Will he try to get rid of the virus? Will he try and take the chip out?

He has a useless computer chip in his body. That has got to suck.

Imagine him trying to brag to people about it:
"I have a computer chip implanted in me." "Cool, what does it do?" "Nothing, it is infected with a computer virus."

FAIL

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Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347826)

Jeez, this is stupid! I hope the guy is reading these posts, I can't believe he doesn't know how stupid this is.
I also can't believe anyone would fund this... damn!

Slashdot - this is below you.

Next SciFi Channel movie of the week ? (2, Funny)

Crashmarik (635988) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347828)

Makes about as much sense as flying mega shark.

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Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347834)

What a load of crap. He proved nothing. The human is not the vector, the RFID chip is. And I HATE it when they call RFID implants 'computer chips'.

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Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32347840)

Is taking everyone on this site down a notch.

remove it

What is it with implanting things? (2, Interesting)

metacell (523607) | more than 4 years ago | (#32347852)

What is it with nerds and implanting technology into their bodies? It doesn't seem to have much to do with practical use. Is it some kind of power fantasy?

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