Biohacking - May 2nd, 2022 Episode

Updated: Oct 17

Dictionaries have dated and inaccurate definitions based on a regulatory controlled and law enforcement mentality rather than a health promotion and abundance perspective. This is understandable in light of the prior history in the area of eugenics. The Oxford Dictionary tells us that Eugenics is the study of how to arrange reproduction within the human population to increase the occurrence of heritable characteristics regarded as desirable. Developed largely by Sir Francis Galton as a method of improving the human race, eugenics was increasingly discredited after unscientific and racially-based applications were developed during the 20th century, and especially after the adoption of its doctrines by the Nazis in order to justify their treatment of Jews, disabled people, and other minority groups

According to the Oxford dictionary:

Biohacking (noun): “The activity of exploiting genetic material experimentally without regard to accepted ethical standards, or for criminal purposes.”

The Merriam-Webster dictionary:

Biohacking (noun): “biological experimentation (as by gene editing or the use of drugs or implants) done to improve the qualities or capabilities of living organisms especially by individuals and groups working outside a traditional medical or scientific research environment”

A Definition That Comes Closest is The Urban Dictionary definition. It hits a little closer to common colloquial usage of the word today:

Biohacking: (noun) “refers to managing one’s own biology using a combination of medical, nutritional and electronic techniques.”

EXAMPLE: I’m going to do some BIOHACKING on my hangover by getting some IV hydration with essential nutrients.

Last week I went to a conference in Puerto Rico that focused on Biohacking. I was expecting to see someone like Dave Asprey, but I did not. It was fantastic nonetheless, because I earned some very valuable lessons in other areas of my life interests and needs. AND I was supported by like-minded people who share a similar positive vision for humanity’s future, and have a desire to serve humanity and the planet and make an impact on that future.

I bet some of you don’t know who Dave Asprey is? He is known to some as the father of biohacking in this more cosmopolitan 21st-century application of biohacking. In fact, he has a supplement company called Bullet Proof… you may recognize that. You know the butter in coffee guy.

His definition is:

Biohacking (verb): “To change the environment outside of you and inside of you so you have full control of your biology, to allow you to upgrade your body, mind, and your life.”
Biohacking (noun): “The art and science of becoming superhuman.”

Dave McCusker is a blogger that I ran across while researching this topic. I really find him to be of like mind, so I include his definition as it is in alignment with my truth.

Biohacking (verb): “An actionable step that one consciously is making to improve or optimize one's state of being in the realm of mind, body, or spirit.”
Biohacking (noun): “The art of making conscious decisions to improve or optimize the conditions of one’s state of being in mind, body, or spirit through intentional action either internally (within their own body and mind) or externally within their given environment.“

He states, “With that definition, I aim to broaden the definition of biohacking to include anything that one can do to improve or optimize their mind, body, and spirit. Which I believe is how it is already being used today..”