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Body Electric An Anatomy of the New Bionic Senses

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ISBN-10: 0813531942

ISBN-13: 9780813531946

Edition: 2002

Authors: James Geary

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Marie, a sixty-three-year old Belgian woman, has been totally blind since the age of fifty-seven. But now, thanks to electrodes implanted around her right optic nerve, she can see lights, shapes, and colors again. Marie is one of a handful of people around the world who have had computer chips implanted in their bodies to extend, enhance, or repair their senses.The idea of actually melding man and machine still seems futuristic, unlikely and a little scary. But in The Body Electric, James Geary examines the startling possibilities opened up by the merger of the biological and the technological. This remarkable convergence holds the promise of restoring sight to the blind and mobility to the…    
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 7/29/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

James Geary is the author of Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists and the New York Times bestseller The World in a Phrase .

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
The Silicon Sensorium: An Introduction
Sight: The Vision Thing
Hearing: The Sounds of Science
Smell: Adventures in Odour Space
Taste: Fun with Electronic Tongues
Touch: The World Is Your Interface
Mind: The Sixth Sense
Notes and References
Figure Credits
Bibliography
Index