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#1 Ian W

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 01:10

A Contraceptive Implant with Remote Control
Full Article: http://www.technolog...remote-control/

"The hunt for a perfect contraceptive has gone on for millennia. A new candidate is now on the horizon: a wireless implant that can be turned on and off with a remote control and that is designed to last up to 16 years. If it passes safety and efficacy tests, the device would be more convenient for many women because, unlike existing contraceptive implants, it can be deactivated without a trip to the clinic and an outpatient procedure, and it would last nearly half their reproductive life.

Developed by MicroCHIPS of Lexington, Massachusetts, the device will begin pre-clinical testing next year in the U.S. The goal is to have it on the market by 2018.

The idea for the device originated two years ago in a visit by Bill Gates and his colleagues to Robert Langer’s MIT lab. Gates and his colleagues asked Langer if it were feasible to create birth control that a woman could turn on and off and use for many years. Langer thought the controlled release microchip technology he invented with colleagues Michael Cima and John Santini in the 1990s and licensed to MicroCHIPS might offer a solution."

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:02

I for one welcome our cyborg-women overlords.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 18:57

'Remote control' contraceptive chip available 'by 2018'

The chip is implanted under a woman's skin, releasing a small dose of levonorgestrel, a hormone.

This will happen every day for 16 years, but can be stopped at any time by using a wireless remote control.

The project has been backed by Bill Gates, and will be submitted for pre-clinical testing in the US next year - and possibly go on sale by 2018.

The device measures 20mm x 20mm x 7mm and will be "competitively priced", its creators said.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 19:14


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 23:43

New meaning to 'you don't turn me on'. :shifty:

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 00:58

Headline: Hackers get a bunch of women pregnant!

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:18

I, for one, think we need the same stuff for guys.     

think about it this way:    It is much better to shoot blanks, then relying on real bullets hitting the bulletproof vest.

                                       It will also avoid situations were women lie about putting the bulletproof vest on.