Some experts, such as Elon Musk and Ian Pearson, are in a sort of a technology race. They see a need for humans to keep pace with artificial intelligence and incorporate technology into our own design.
Neurohackers and biohackers might agree, but at a more basic level, they see technology as an indispensable tool that can enable a better version of humanity. If you're someone who wants more from yourself and your life and loves the idea of using both natural resources and technology to get it, you're essentially adopting the mindset of a neurohacker or a biohacker.
For a broad view of what the neurohacking tech space offers, check out our infographic Technologies of Neurohacking. It offers a high-level taxonomy of tools, therapies, and techniques to bring optimal health to our physiology and psychology. If you’re someone who thinks about getting more out of life and yourself, you’re likely to find something essential on this list.
According to Market Research Future, the global biohacking market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.42% between 2018 and 2023. As the 3D printing and smart drug industries continue to develop, neurohackers and biohackers will benefit, creating individualized prostheses, drugs, and implants to enhance their abilities. This, in turn, will benefit personalized medicine and 3D technologies.
Meanwhile, user interfaces will continue to become more sophisticated, enabling us to connect with computers, devices, and each other in new ways. Brain-computer interfaces will be on the market by 2040, making advanced neurohacking a reality. Superintelligence will be one possible result, and as we learn to overcome things like lack of memory by “syncing” with the web, we will be able to do more than we previously imagined.
But for now, you can use the tech we already have to maximize your abilities and potential, and to live your best life. Here are some technologies we already enjoy to optimize our sleep and brain function—and track our progress on our journeys toward better health and fuller lives.
From air and water filters to therapy lights, to exercise tools this list has a little of everything for neurohackers.
Full-body red light therapy. Designed to hang on the back of your door. A few benefits from red light therapy include fading scars and stretch marks, reducing joint inflammation, to increasing testosterone production. $25 off using promo code Neurohacker.
The new Oura smart ring is devised to be the world's most advanced wearable. Designed to be worn on a finger around the clock, it empowers you to see how your lifestyle affects your body and mind. Oura gives feedback on sleep, heart rate variability, and temperature. Get $75 off using promo code Neurohacker.
Vielight Neuro Alpha
The Vielight Neuro Alpha is a transcranial-intranasal near infrared(NIR) headset, engineered for increased efficacy and easy domestic use for comprehensive brain photobiomodulation. Essentially the process energizes neuronal mitochondria which trigger a cascade of beneficial cellular events.
Thera360 Portable Sauna
The Thera360 Portable Sauna features exclusive Natural Earth Element Infrared heating panels, with natural Tourmaline gemstones, to generate an abundance of negative ions, and bathe your body from every angle in gentle full spectrum Infrared frequencies and negative ions.
The CHILIPAD™ Cube
The ChiliPad™ Cube is a mattress pad with a cooling and heating temperature control system. It regulates the surface temperature of your mattress by actively circulating water through a network of micro tubes.
AquaTru is a countertop reverse osmosis water purifier that is certified to create bottled quality water from your tap. No plumbing or installation required.
Vitamin C Filter Inline Shower Assembly by Sonaki
This shower filter removes up to 99.9% of Chlorine and Chloramines from your shower water. It attaches easily to your existing arm at one end and then to the existing showerhead at the other, without affecting the height or positioning of the showerhead.
The X3 was created from existing scientific research showing that variable resistance training (as provided by elastic bands) is far more effective than using other, conventional methods. Made from specially machined alloy steel with internal bearings, like an olympic bar so that grip is optimized at all times.
The act of rebounding works every muscle of the body; it is a true total body workout which improves your muscle-to-fat ratio. Jumping boosts metabolism and improves resting metabolic rate so you can burn calories long after a workout.
The ActiGraph GT9X Link is powered by Bluetooth®Smart technology and offers a variety of wireless features, including heart rate monitoring, proximity detection, activity and sleep monitoring.
Zeo Sleep Manager Pro
The Zeo Sleep Manager Pro system consists of a lightweight true EEG brainwave monitor “pod” which snaps onto a replaceable and adjustable headband. The company that made Zeo went out of business (which is unfortunate because there’s no other affordable sleep gadget that duplicates what this does), but some can currently be found for sale on eBay.
Tracks heart rate, activity, and automatically tracks sleep and sleep stages. Also integrates with your phone for call, text and calendar alerts.
BEDDIT 3 Sleep Monitor
If wearables aren't your thing, try Beddit--a device you place under your sheets. The app gives daily data so you can better understand your sleep patterns.
f.lux is a software app that can be used to automatically adjusts the color of your computer's display to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. By removing the blue light out of your computer screen at night, it aids in keeping your circadian timing in check and prevents the blue light disrupting effects on melatonin.
Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Swannies, blue light blocking glasses let you watch TV, computer screens, and your phone before bed without the adverse effects of blue light. Blue light in the morning can promote wakefulness neurochemistry, but it’s not what we need when our brain is trying to get ready for a great night’s sleep.
Did you find a new way to optimize your health and performance? Mindfully taking charge of your existence and getting more from your time is a great way to hack into your own consciousness and achieve a higher level. Try some of these top tech solutions for neurohackers, and share your experiences with us.