“Hacking is the practice of modifying the features of a system, in order to accomplish a goal outside of the creator’s original purpose. The person who is consistently engaging in hacking activities, and has accepted hacking as a lifestyle and philosophy of their choice, is called a hacker.”
Bob Bickford, computer and video guru, defined the true essence of the hacker as “Any person who derives joy from discovering ways to circumvent limitations.”
I get to hack computer code at work all the time , that’s one of the things I love about my job. Taking someone else’s code and bending it to my design.
Things that I regularly hack: code, electronics, dead devices, and now my own body. Don’t worry, this doesn’t involve electronic probes or anything like that.
Think of you body as a system, it has certain rules “these rules are no different than the rules of a computer system…some of them can can be bent. Others…can be broken” (-The Matrix). In order to manipulate the body and hack it, you must first discover the controls and how they operate. My focus control has been on energy and the digestive/metabolic system. My body has too many energy reserves stored as fat; I don’t need them now since I have good food security.
Control 1: Hunger
Control 2: Activity Level (the output)
Control 3: Food (the input)
Control 4: Emotion
With these 4 controls in mind we’re on the way to right thinking on how to hack your own body.