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Rebuilt : my journey back to the hearing world

Auteur : Michael Chorost
Éditeur : Boston [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin, 2006, ©2005.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : Biography : English : 1st Mariner books edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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"After Michael chorost suddenly lost what was left of his hearing, he took the radical step of having a chochlear implant--atiny computer--installed in his head. A technological marvel, the device not only restored him to the world of sound, but also could be routinely upgraded with new software. Despite his initial fear of the technology's potentially dehumanizing effects, Chorost's implant allowed him to connect  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Biography
Personne nommée : Michael Chorost
Type d’ouvrage : Biography
Format : Book
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Michael Chorost
ISBN : 0618717609 9780618717606
Numéro OCLC : 68890327
Notes : "A Mariner book."
Description : 232 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contenu : Broken --
Surgery --
Between two worlds --
Activation --
Forget about reality --
The computer reprograms me --
Upgrading --
The logic I loved and hated --
A kinship with the machines --
A kinship with the humans --
The technologies of human potential --
Mike 2.0.
Responsabilité : Michael Chorost.

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"After Michael chorost suddenly lost what was left of his hearing, he took the radical step of having a chochlear implant--atiny computer--installed in his head. A technological marvel, the device not only restored him to the world of sound, but also could be routinely upgraded with new software. Despite his initial fear of the technology's potentially dehumanizing effects, Chorost's implant allowed him to connect with others in surprising ways: as a cyborg, he learned about love, joined a writing group, and formed deeper friendships. More profoundly, his perception of the world around him was dramatically altered"--Page 4 of cover.

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