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Is Jerry the first of the truly wired humans?

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By Duncan Graham-Rowe HE CAN read large letters at a distance, walk around objects without bumping into them and even surf the Net. Not so remarkable—until you realise the 62-year-old is blind. His abilities come from a pair of electronic glasses and a brain implant inserted 23 years ago. Using retinal implants, some patients have been able to see images generated by computers (New Scientist, 7 November 1998, p 23), but “Jerry” is thought to be the first blind person to “see” the world in real time. His vision system,