Michael Chorost became a cyborg on October 1, 2001, the day his new ear was booted up. Born hard of hearing in 1964, he went completely deaf in his thirties. Rather than live in silence, he chose to have a computer surgically embedded in his skull to artificially restore his hearing. In this lecture, part of the Authors@Google series, Chorost describes what it’s like to be “rebuilt”, and what the future may hold as “informated” technologies continue to progress. The video is roughly an hour long.
Link to Michael Chorost’s website