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The coming integration of humans and machines may be a bit further off than he thinks, but Michael Chorost convinced me that we will get there someday. In a previous book, Michael Chorost wrote about his cochlear implant. In his new book, he takes off from his own implanted computer to imagine a world where people are connected by them. The implanted computer would work something like his BlackBerry, letting people “be effortlessly aware of what their friends and colleagues are doing.” It would let each person know what the others “are seeing and feeling, thus enabling much richer forms of communication.”
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