06 October 2010 - by ~ 3 Comments

Brain in a Jar

Brain in a Jar

In philosophy there is an old thought experiment that goes something like this: how do you know that anything is real? Let’s say that you were actually a brain kept alive in a large glass jar, a vat of chemicals, wired up with electrodes and fed nutrients intravenously. If the computer was powerful enough, it […]

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24 May 2010 - by ~ 0 Comments

The CoughAssist Machine and Self-Advocacy

Cough Assist

I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say that I would be dead today if not for the CoughAssist Mechanical Insufflator-Exsufflator. The what? OK, let’s just call it the CoughAssist. What is it? Well, it does exactly what it says. It is a mechanical device attached to a mouthpiece or mask which assists people […]

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16 March 2010 - by ~ 0 Comments

Blogger Introduction: Jonathan

My partner and I have been together for over fourteen years. We live in a nice little house in the suburbs, with a fenced in yard, two dogs, and hope to have children someday. If you didn’t know about my disability, we would just be your average couple making our way in the world. However, […]

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