Man Infects Himself with (Computer) Virus

PC World: We are one step closer to the future: a British scientist has become the first human being to contract a computer virus.

Yep, you heard that right. Dr. Mark Gasson, a cybernetics expert at the University of Reading, deliberately infected himself (by way of an RFID chip implanted in his wrist) with a benign computer virus. This was part of an experiment designed to show how implantable bionic devices are susceptible to computer viruses.

fatstarr4758d ago

this is actually quite cool. the video was interesting i hope in the future i don't have to get a chip implanted in me. seems like the first bad move to a robotic takeover and some type of skynet ....

brennton4757d ago

Yeah not sure how it actually is a "human" virus - it's still on the computer chip, not actually the human themselves.