So I know this is old news, but bear with me. I have to catch up to myself on this blog, and I think this is worth a visit to 2006.
In 2006, you see, this article came out in Wired magazine talking about the practice of implanting a small magnet in a human fingertip. The result of the implant isn’t just that a person can pick up small metal objects, the subject can actually feel magnetic fields in their environment. The gain a new sense, one that seems both useful and beautiful in the electronic age. Quinn describes it thus, “In time, bits of my laptop became familiar as tingles and buzzes. Every so often I would pass near something and get an unexpected vibration. Live phone pairs on the sides of houses sometimes startled me.”
Unfortunately, Quinn’s body rejected the magnet.