In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Anastasia Synn, a Las Vegas-based magician that uses her over two dozen implants both in her live performances and in her daily life. Anastasia is a pioneer in the biohacking and transhumanist communities, using her network and creativity to think up incredible new uses for implanted technology. Anastasia has been prominently featured in national and international media, and she has testified in support of augmentative technology in front of the Nevada State Legislature. She also stars in a new Hulu documentary profiling her husband, famed comedian and magician The Amazing Johnathan.
They discuss Anastasia’s use of implants, her path to the biohacking community, her vision for the future, and more.
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Anastasia’s path to magic and biohacking [1:50]
Why Anastasia was drawn to implants [3:56]
Using implants for magic [7:00]
Pioneering the use of implants [10:18]
Anastasia’s 26 implants, and more coming [11:51]
Staying safe with implants [12:55]
Pushing boundaries and sharing information [14:30]
Reaction in the magic community [16:23]
Using implants in daily life [18:12]
Coming NFC/Wifi/Bluetooth implant [20:06]
Experiments with wearables [22:34]
Thoughts on replacing biology entirely [26:12]
Life extension and transhumanism [28:00]
Advocating for augmentative tech with policymakers [30:22]
The biohacking community [34:56]
Biohack the Planet [36:00]
The Amazing Jonathan Documentary [37:34]
Elon Musk, Neuralink, and the future [39:17]
Criss Angel, Mindfreak
Grindhouse Wetware, Bottlenose
Johnny Mnemonic, William Gibson
James Randi’s Educational Foundation
Samppa Von Cyborg
Cooper (Dangerous Minds)
Cassox (Augmentation Limitless)
Dave Asprey, Bulletproof Coffee
US Transhumanist Party
Assembly Bill 226 (Review-Journal article, Anastasia’s testimony)
Biohack the Planet
Josiah Zayner, The ODIN
The Amazing Jonathan Documentary
Elon Musk, Neuralink
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