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Michael Chorost is a technology theorist with an unusual perspective: his body is the future. In 2001 he went completely deaf and had a computer implanted in his head - two cochlear implants which enable him to hear. This transformative experience inspired his first book, Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005). He wrote about how mastering his new ear enabled him to enhance his creative potential as a human being. In 2006, Rebuilt won the PEN/USA Book Award for Creative Nonfiction.