Michael Alpine has created an ear that is a great proof of concept for combining biological and electrical systems. The ear is one of the simpler organs with no vasculature, it’s pure cartilage. This is the first of many upgradeable body parts. “What I’m most excited about is using these 3-D printers, interwoven with advances in material science, and adding biology to them—not just taking the ear to the next level.”
This will give us the ability to hear outside of our normal 20-20,000hz spectrum, giving us the ability to hear what bats or dolphins hear.