Spark | Feb 17, 2013 | 53:59

Implants, Cyborgs, and Cell Phones

(Spark 207): Tamir Israel on the CRTC's proposed wireless code for cellphone contracts. David Kattenburg on the use of simulated birthing moms in Canada's far north. Chris Hables Gray on our cyborg present and future. Karen Sandler, Kevin Fu, and Mike Liebhold on hackable medical implants.

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