Grindhouse Wetware is an open source biotechnology startup company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Grindhouse applies the biohacker ethic to create technology that augments human capabilities. The company is most well known for their Circadia device, a wireless biometric sensor that was implanted into co-founder Tim Cannon in October 2013. Grindhouse was nominated for a corporate award in the Health & Medicine category of the 2014 World Technology Awards summit in New York City. Grindhouse has been featured in television shows such as Taboo on National Geographic Channel, Joe Rogan Questions Everything on Syfy, "The Big Picture with Kal Penn", as well as podcasts including Future Grind and Roderick Russell's Remarkably Human.
In November 2015, Grindhouse members Tim Cannon, Shawn Sarver, Justin Worst, Jessica Waldrip, Michael Seeler, and Marlo Webber had prototypes of Grindhouse’s Northstar device implanted into during simultaneous procedures occurring at the “Cyborg Fair” in Dusseldorf, Germany and at a studio in Pittsburgh.
[1:20] What is wetware?
[4:00] How wetware can be used by the average person and why you'd voluntarily use it
[7:20] Why wetware is superior to things like the Apple Watch and their LED implant
[11:05] Where Grindhouse gets their inspiration for new wetware
[12:55] Why wetware is still currently socially taboo and what might make it go away
[15:50] The goal of being 100% non-biological