Rebuilt : How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human

By: Chorost, Michael

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One of the most pressing debates of our age is outlined in insightful, humorous prose that asks all the big questions. This is a fascinating personal journey, with a wider importance than the personal. Its issues will be widely debated in the media on publication. The serialisation is under negotiation. The author tour, included a high profile speaking engagement for the publication launch. Michael Chorost became a cyborg when he had a computer surgically embedded in his skull to artificially restore his hearing. Chorost went from deafness to hearing, from human to cyborg. The combination of flesh and computer has long been a science fiction staple, but this witty, illuminating memoir outlines how that fantasy is becoming reality. Chorost reveals how his body becomes more mechanical, he can plug himself directly into a CD player, his hearing is upgraded as new software is developed. He confronts the role of human in a machine age: if the senses are programmable, can they be trusted; are cyborgs still human? This is a brilliant despatch from the technological frontier, a report of the possibilities of the technological age. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0285637509. ISBN/EAN: 9780285637504. Inventory No: 07110430. Hardcover

Title: Rebuilt : How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human

Author: Chorost, Michael

Categories: Biography & Autobiography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Souvenir Press: 2006

ISBN Number: 0285637509

ISBN Number 13: 9780285637504

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

kg: 0.45 kg

Seller ID: 07110430

Keywords: BZDB5 Biography & Autobiography; Rebuilt : How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human Hardcover,