The Human Scientist Infected With a Computer Virus

Click to viewThis is Dr. Mark Gasson. He's a human being who's managed to contract a nasty computer virus. Don't feel too bad for him, though: he did it to himself.

As Dr. Gasson explains in this interview with the BBC, giving himself a computer virus was actually a proof of concept. You see, when we eventually all have ID chips implanted into our hands—wait, what?—they could conceivably corrupt other critical devices like pacemakers and cochlear implants.

So if you needed a reason (other than general creeping paranoia) not to let someone stick a chip underneath your skin, now you've got it. [BBC via TechWorld]