REBUILT: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human


By Michael Chorost

Reviewed by Paul Bernstein, MD, FACS

Spring 2006 - Volume 10 Number 1

https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/05-115

Suddenly, instead of cars making their usual "vrump," they sound like crumpling paper; words turn into mumbled "mmmm mmbm bbmm verumf," and then nothing. After a battery of MRIs and hearing tests, you find you have irreversible hearing loss. You're deaf. You've heard about cochlear implants, was it that old TV show, The Six Million Dollar Man? Wasn't that what Rush Limbaugh had done? Your hopes soar as you think of a bionic ear that will restore your hearing and bring you back into the "normal" world.

 

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