Sometimes human beings are motivated to take action because of the benefit to all, or at least to our bottom line. But, other times, we'll do something just because we can. How about injecting your eyeballs with night vision serum? That's what a group of "body hackers" in California did. After injecting Chlorin e6 (Ce6), found in some deep-sea fish, into their volunteer's eyes, he could in low to no light. The effects took about an hour to take hold and lasted for maybe an hour after that. This was just the first test, there will be more as they try to build themselves a better body. What's interesting is that the scientists used a preexisting compound found in nature to evolve the body in way that nature never did. It was a feat of engineering, but of genetics. What other life forms could we splice with humans and to what effect? And what if there was life and death motivation behind the effort and only one creature had what we needed to survive? What if that creature were extremely difficult to find, or extinct? How far would we go to get it?
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