The US Military Has Created A chip That You Wear Under Your Skin That Kills...

Although we have not been traveling much lately, any long journey by plane usually has a high price. We are not talking about the ticket, but about jetlag, that general malaise we feel when we have landed in another time zone after flying over half the world.

However, a small technology firm claims to have developed a solution to this problem: a small chip that is implanted under the skin and secretes certain chemicals to make the body instantly acclimate to the new time zone without going through jetlag.

The device would go under the skin, would not be bigger than a thumb and has received the name of NTRAIN (whose initials in English correspond to Normalizing the Time of Rhythms Between Internal Networks of Circadian Clocks). If all this sounds like science fiction, it is normal, but its developers could not be more reliable.

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The device has been developed by researchers from the US Department of Defense, specifically the Advanced Research Projects Agency . Among his previous achievements is, for example, the development of what we know today as the Internet, so no one can question his capabilities or the importance of his inventions. Given that the chip development contract exceeds 35 million euros, they have also had researchers from the University of Northwestern Illinois to carry it out.

Its main promoter, Professor Jonathan Rivnay, assures The Telegraph that the key to the device is that it injects the chemicals at the right time, and to be more precise, at the appropriate intervals of the circadian rhythms of the human body.

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In other words, this subcutaneous chip communicates with your phone and injects the necessary chemicals to modify your circadian rhythm to the appropriate one for the new time zone you are in.

"So you would tell your phone how many hours you want to get ahead and it would feel what phase you are in. Then, I would calculate a routine to distribute the necessary signals so that it would have the greatest possible effect on adapting your rhythm," says Rivnay.

According to the researchers, the chip would last for many years and would not need to be replaced, so that with a single implantation it would be possible to forget about jetlag for a lifetime.

Beyond curing jetlag, its researchers assure that it is a device that would allow us to better understand the functioning of people's internal clocks, which would help treat sleeping illnesses.

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If you're thinking of getting one for your travels after the pandemic, we're sorry: development will take around 4 years and its commercial use is still on the table. At the moment, only researchers will be able to access it.

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