The Resource Rebuilt : how becoming part computer made me more human, Michael Chorost

Rebuilt : how becoming part computer made me more human, Michael Chorost

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Rebuilt : how becoming part computer made me more human
Title
Rebuilt
Title remainder
how becoming part computer made me more human
Statement of responsibility
Michael Chorost
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Michael Chorost became a cyborg the day his new ear was booted up. Born hard of hearing, he went completely deaf in his thirties. Rather than live in silence, he chose to have a computer surgically embedded in his skull to restore his hearing. This is the story of Chorost's journey--from deafness to hearing, from human to cyborg--and how it transformed him. The melding of silicon and flesh has long been the stuff of science fiction, but as Chorost reveals in this memoir, fantasy is now giving way to reality. He found his new body mystifyingly mechanical: he could plug himself directly into a CD player; his hearing was routinely upgraded with new software. All this forced him to confront complex questions about humans in the machine age: When the senses become programmable, can we trust what they tell us about the world? --From publisher description
Title
Rebuilt
Creator
Summary
Describes the experiences of a man who loses his hearing in his thirties and receives a computer chip implant that allows him to regain that sense, while exploring the ethical and philosophical implications of becoming cybernetic
Subject
Genre
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
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205398
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 617.8/8220592/092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
RF305
LC item number
.C465 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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Michael Chorost
Label
Rebuilt : how becoming part computer made me more human, Michael Chorost
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
8270272
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780618378296
Lccn
2005040335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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8270272
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57641575
  • (Sirsi) i9780618378296

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