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This body suit captures body heat and uses it to mine cryptocurrency

By Nickey Ross - on 13 Dec 2017, 11:45am

This body suit captures body heat and uses it to mine cryptocurrency

Image source: Institute of Human Obsolescence.

This Dutch startup has discovered a new way for you to make money with your body - no pun intended. In more detail, the Institute of Human Obsolescence (IoHO) has created an impressive body suit that collects excess human body heat to mine cryptocurrency. The body suit uses thermoelectric generators to harvest body heat before converting it into electricity.

It comes as no surprise that eccentric methods are being employed to mine cryptocurrency - considering how 1 Bitcoin is worth ~RM69,933 now. However, IoHO decided to mine newer developed currencies that have demonstrated a potential to expand in value. 37 workers did 212 hours of work collectively, while generating 127,210 milliwatts of electricity and mining 16,954 coins. 

The idea for the body suit stemmed from the possibility that robots could one day take over our jobs - so selling our body heat would be an alternative way to make money. Additionally, the project has been turned into an art installation to get audiences to question the future of human labor.

Source: The Next Web.