The Body Electric

Electromagnetism And The Foundation Of Life

Author: Robert Becker,Gary Selden

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688069711

Category: Science

Page: 368

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The Body Electric tells the fascinating story of our bioelectric selves. Robert O. Becker, a pioneer in the filed of regeneration and its relationship to electrical currents in living things, challenges the established mechanistic understanding of the body. He found clues to the healing process in the long-discarded theory that electricity is vital to life. But as exciting as Becker's discoveries are, pointing to the day when human limbs, spinal cords, and organs may be regenerated after they have been damaged, equally fascinating is the story of Becker's struggle to do such original work. The Body Electric explores new pathways in our understanding of evolution, acupuncture, psychic phenomena, and healing.
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The Body Electric

An Anatomy of the New Bionic Senses

Author: James Geary

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813531946

Category: Computers

Page: 214

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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 paralyzed. It might also provide us with bionic senses, such as the ability to see infrared radiation or feel objects at a distance. By linking neurons in the brain directly to silicon chips, scientists are also exploring the possibility of creating virtual eyes, ears, and limbs on the Internet and allowing people to control appliances by thought alone. Machines, too, are getting silicon senses. Researchers are endowing computers with the ability to see, hear, smell, taste, touch--and conceivably think. The Body Electric offers an accessible and astute survey of this exciting area of research with its potential commercial, medical and military applications. Drawing on fields as diverse as artificial intelligence and biology, The Body Electric asks: Are you any less "you" after a bionic implant? If all of our senses are electronically enhanced how will we tell the difference between virtual reality and the actual world? Will it matter? The merger of our technology and ourselves is already beginning to change the way we see, hear, smell, taste, touch, and think about the world, opening the doors of perception just another crack.
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The Body Electric

How Strange Machines Built the Modern American

Author: Carolyn Thomas de la Pena

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081471983X

Category: History

Page: 329

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This collection introduces and develops Lacanian thought concerning the relations among language, subjectivity, and society. Lacanian Theory of Discourse provides an account of how language both interacts with and constitutes structures of subjectivity, producing specific attitudes and behaviors as well as significant social effects.
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Singing the Body Electric: The Human Voice and Sound Technology

Author: Dr Miriama Young

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754669866

Category: Music

Page: 200

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Miriama Young explores the relationship between the human voice and recording technology, offering startling insights into the ways in which recording affects our understanding of the human voice, and more generally, the human body. She discusses a selection of musical works in which the human voice is captured, transformed or synthesized using technology. This book transcends time and musical style to reflect on the larger way in which 'the machine' transforms our comprehension and experience of the human voice. The book is an interdisciplinary enterprise that combines music aesthetics and musical analysis with literature and philosophy.
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Cold Equations: The Body Electric

Book Three

Author: David Mack

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451650779

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Book Three in the New York Times bestselling Cold Equations trilogy set in the expanded universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation! AT THE CENTER OF THE GALAXY… A planet-sized Machine of terrifying power and unfathomable purpose hurls entire star systems into a supermassive black hole. Wesley Crusher, now a full-fledged Traveler, knows the Machine must be stopped…but he has no idea how. Wesley must enlist the aid of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew, who also fail to halt the unstoppable alien juggernaut’s destructive labors. But they soon divine the Machine’s true purpose—a purpose that threatens to exterminate all life in the Milky Way Galaxy. With time running out, Picard realizes he knows of only one person who might be able to stop the Machine in time to avert a galactic catastrophe—if only he had any idea how to find him…
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I Sing The Body Electric

& Other Stories

Author: Terry Collett

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468957554

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A collection of my stories written in 2009. The stories range from madness, love, lesbian, life and childhood.
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Star Trek: The Next Generation - 114 - Cold Equations: The Body Electric

Author: Damar ASAM

Publisher: VELLIM .BOOK

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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AT THE CENTER OF THE GALAXY . . . A planet-sized Machine of terrifying power and unfathomable purpose hurls entire star systems into a supermassive black hole. Wesley Crusher, now a full-fledged Traveler, knows the Machine must be stopped . . . but he has no idea how. Wesley must enlist the aid of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew, who also fail to halt the unstoppable alien juggernaut’s destructive labors. But they soon divine the Machine’s true purpose—-a purpose that threatens to exterminate all life in the Milky Way Galaxy. With time running out, Picard realizes he knows of only one person who might be able to stop the Machine in time to avert a galactic catastrophe—-if only he had any idea how to find him. . . . THE CLIMAX OF A NEW TRILOGY BY THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF STAR TREK: DESTINY About the Author David Mack is the national bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Wildfire, Harbinger, Reap the Whirlwind, Road of Bones, and the Star Trek Destiny trilogy—Gods of Night, Mere Mortals, and Lost Souls. His first original novel, the supernatural thriller The Calling, debuted in July 2009 to critical acclaim. In addition to novels, Mack’s diverse writing credits span several media, including television, film, short fiction, magazines, newspapers, comic books, computer games, radio, and the Internet. He currently resides in New York City.
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The Body Electric

Author: Beth Revis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990662600

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Page: N.A

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Set in a futuristic Malta, Ella is the only girl who can alter people's memories, but someone has altered hers.
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