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Title:
I, cyborg
Author:
Warwick, Kevin, 1954-
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Publication Information:
London : Century, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
viii, 312 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/random042/2002489135.html
ISBN:
9780712669887
Format :
Book

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This title records what happened when, in February 2002, the author and then his wife had computer chips placed into their nervous systems, linked to a computer. Can their emotions and experiences be read and recorded and beamed back into the chips so that feelings can be re-experienced?


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Warwick (Univ. of Reading, UK) details his fascinating autobiography in becoming a cybernetic organism (cyborg). As technology progresses, the author is convinced that the use of machines will not be limited to just external devices, but rather, humans themselves could soon greatly benefit from and be enhanced by implants. With this goal in view and using decades of research in artificial intelligence, the author takes readers on a personal journey initially through research on mechanical devices to actual experiences of interfacing with real interface and real implants. Warwick skillfully relates the events as he saw them, bringing readers through each step of the technological development and captivating them along the way with the excitement and details of each breakthrough. This book is not a fantasy nor a science fiction, but a subjective record of actual scientific experiment. An exciting book to read for nonprofessionals and inspiring for professionals. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. General readers; lower-division undergraduates through graduate students; professionals. J. Y. Cheung University of Oklahoma