Peter 2.0: The Human Cyborg (Hardback)Peter Scott-Morgan (author)
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The jaw-dropping story of Peter Scott-Morgan, terminally ill with Motor Neurone Disease, and his remarkable decision to utilise his science and technology background to transform himself into a cyborg is a deeply moving account of unconditional love and a determination to survive against the odds.
Peter, a brilliant scientist, is told that he will lose everything he loves.
His husband. His family. His friends. His ability to travel the world. All will be gone.
But Peter will not give up. He vows that this will not be the end and instead seeks a completely new beginning . . .
Peter has Motor Neurone Disease, a condition universally considered by doctors to be terminal. He is told it will destroy his nerve cells and that within about two years, it will take his life too.
But, face-to-face with death, he decides there is another way. Using his background in science and technology, he navigates a new path, one that will enable him not just to survive, but to thrive.
This is the astonishing true story about Peter Scott-Morgan: the first person to combine his very humanity with artificial intelligence and robotics to become a full Cyborg. His discovery means that his terminal diagnosis is negotiable, something that will rewrite the future.
And change the world.
By embracing love, life and hope rather than fear, tragedy and despair, he will become Peter 2.0.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 536 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 31 mm
The incredible book behind the primetime Channel 4 documentary, Peter: The Human Cyborg
'A remarkable account of what it means to be human and what technology can really achieve' Sunday Telegraph
'A remarkable story . . . you're left desperate to take nothing for granted' Radio Times
'Compelling . . . Scott-Morgan is a true one-off. It is in the telling of the love story, rather than the technical details of becoming a cyborg, that this book succeeds' The Times 'What's striking is Peter's constant optimism, bravery and his ability to find radical answers to problems that have confounded Britain's brightest minds' Daily Telegraph 'What's striking is Peter's constant optimism, bravery and his ability to find radical answers to problems that have confounded Britain's brightest minds' Daily Telegraph 'A soaring love story' Financial TimesFascinating and extremely moving * Sun *With candour and bravery, Peter tells how he explored new frontiers of science to give himself a chance of survival in a digital afterlife * Daily Mail
Life-affirming . . . The most extraordinary thing about scientist Dr Peter Scott-Morgan, aside from his optimism, is his relentless capacity for joy * Daily Mail
Ultimately this is a book about the very essence of what makes us human, of great courage and inspiration in the face of adversity, of hope and most importantly love * Paul Welham, Chairman and Chief Executive of CereProc creator of text-to-speech solutions
An extraordinary manifesto for a future where humans, AI and robotics collaborate rather than compete. Full of humour, pathos, challenging ideas and hope, Peter 2.0 explores the fascinating philosophical dilemmas that such a future will involve -- Marcus du Sautoy, Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford and author of The Creativity Code
Peter's extraordinary autobiography reminds us of what it is to be human and how important it is to live a life full of love. It reminds us that adversity can foster tenacity and faced with the most insurmountable challenges we can find the strength to keep on fighting -- Iain Canning, Academy Award winning film producer best known for The King's Speech and Lion
This is the story of what happens when one man harnesses intelligence, scientific insight and dogged determination to change the course of his life. It is a book filled with humour and lashings of bravery. But above all it is a love story! It is about the sort of love we all dream of, a love that conquers all, and that just might be truly eternal * Michele Romaine, Journalist and Broadcaster
This is not a tragic story, but one of rebellion, of possibility and of a life of adventure just beginning... A thrilling account of human transformation * Baroness Jane Campbell of Surbiton DBE
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