If you think you’re a pretty connected person then you’ve clearly not heard of Chris Dancy. The former IT worker is now the world’s most ‘wired’ person, having up to 700 computers tracking him at any given moment. If there’s a wearable gadget, then he’s wearing it. He is adorned with a pair of Google Glasses; a Memoto camera, which takes a photo every thirty seconds; a Pebble smartwatch; two smartphones; a Fibit Flex movement and sleep sensor; a heart rate monitor; a posture monitor to stop him slouching and… well, you get the idea. Most of us don’t share Chris’ wholesale acceptance of ‘life-enhancing’ gizmos. But it’s almost inevitable that we all face a more intimate relationship with the silicon chip in the years ahead. This, our seventeenth issue, takes a special look at how technology is becoming an ever closer part of us. (Or perhaps how we are becoming a part of our technology.) This is an exciting time, or so says Hawaiian writer Christopher Phillips, who gives an upbeat look at a tech-integrated future in ‘Building a Better You?’, on page 10. Page 13 sees Nature Guru Autumn Sartain explain how social media is helping keep surfers safe from shark attacks, while on page 22 we give a run-down of four types of wearable tech that are perhaps not worth looking forward to. But that’s not all. Janske Nel explores the promise of better healthcare (‘Angelina Jolie was just the start’ on page 18), while we also discover some pretty offbeat musical creations (‘ 5 ways to make funky tunes’, page 30). Media Guru Ben Veal rounds off the show with a decidedly light-hearted look at how to make the long morning commute more bearable. This will be the last issue of Guru Magazine in its present form. But fear not! We’ll be back! Next time, Guru will be coming to you in a wholly redesigned format that will be more readable, more frequent and just as beautiful as ever. (Read more on page 7.) While Guru enters its new season of change, remember to stay connected with us via Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Personal tracking devices not required.