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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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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The Body Electric

Author: Beth Revis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990662600

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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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Cleo Porter and the Body Electric

Author: Jake Burt

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250236568

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Jake Burt's Cleo Porter and the Body Electric is a futuristic middle-grade novel about a girl who lives in a hermetically sealed housing development. A woman is dying. Cleo Porter has her medicine. And no way to deliver it. Like everyone else, twelve-year-old Cleo and her parents are sealed in an apartment without windows or doors. They never leave. They never get visitors. Their food is dropped off by drones. So they’re safe. Safe from the disease that nearly wiped humans from the earth. Safe from everything. The trade-off? They’re alone. Thus, when they receive a package clearly meant for someone else--a package containing a substance critical for a stranger’s survival--Cleo is stuck. As a surgeon-in-training, she knows the clock is ticking. But people don’t leave their units. Not ever. Until now.
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