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Brain-Machine Interface

by Dennis M. Myers, 10/19/2019

A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted device that provides a sense of sound to a person with moderate to profound hearing loss. Cochlear implants bypass the normal hearing process, instead replacing it with electric signals which directly stimulate the auditory nerve. With training the brain may learn to interpret those signals as sound and speech. Author Teresa Frohock, a friend of mine, has one. She hears differently than we do, but she does hear, which is a good thing. It means that when I tell her that I love her writing, she can understand what I am saying.

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2019 Writers Co-op Anthology, Rabbit Hole, Volume 2

by Dennis M. Myers, 10/16/2019

The Rabbit Hole is the Annual anthology from the Writers Co-op. A small group of authors banded together in mutual support. If you are an author of any genre, I suggest you go check them out. The link is below.

I could go ahead and grab text from their website, but it's easy enough for you to click a link. So go ahead. What are you waiting for?

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Manufactured Meat

by Dennis M. Myers, 10/12/2019

One of the things I postulated in my stories was that meat would be almost entirely manufactured. It's similar to the technology you need to recreate missing limbs or replacement tissue for people, so I figured it would be a natural outgrowth. Recent developments like the Impossible Burger, and other non-animal proteins also caught my attention.

While I never go into it in detail, in my mind the meat that my characters eat isn't some plant based replacement. Although that would remain a flavor option, the actual meat products would be based on animal cells, but they wou... [More]