The human body could soon be connected to the web, says ‘father of the internet’ Vint Cerf

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27 Juil 2012

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The human body itself could soon be connected to the web, “father of the internet” Vint Cerf has predicted.


Speaking exclusively to The Independent in a live, online Q&A yesterday, Cerf said that work was already underway to make the plan a reality after he was inspired to come up with a way of hooking medical implants up to the internet by his wife, who has cochlear implants to help her hearing.


The implants work by deciphering sounds and identifying them to the brain. Cerf said: “I’ve been thinking: ‘well why don’t I just programme TCP/IP into the speech processor so she can interact directly with the internet and get the answers back in her head’?”

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