Re: "Sound and Fury" over enhancements

From: Jeremy Schafer (
Date: Tue Jan 08 2002 - 12:43:01 MST

I myself am hearing impaired. I can honestly say that it has changed who I
am as a person, as I've thought differently amongst many of my peers
throughout the duration of my life. Upon reading Age of Spiritual Machines
and keeping up with current hearing loss research, I was excited to learn
that many types of deafness will potentially be alleviated within the next
two decades. The implications of the possibility to regenerate hair cells
and other adult nerve cells will surely be earth shattering. However as
mentioned in the post, I can see how many will refuse to adapt to the
hearing life. I do not share their common views because I can hear (only
hearing impaired, not deaf)and I ultimately want to experience the true
beauty of full range sound. The cochlear implant is an "iffy" choice, as
full hearing will not be restored. I think the best bet is to wait until
science and technology prevails.


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