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Peter 2.0

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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 an average of 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 true story behind the primetime Channel 4 documentary, about Peter Scott-Morgan the first person to combine his very humanity with artificial intelligence and robotics to become a full Cyborg.

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The incredible and inspiring book behind the primetime Channel 4 documentary, Peter: The Human Cyborg

‘Peter’s story is one of the most extraordinary you will ever hear. Remarkable. I urge people to read it’ Stephen Fry

‘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
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Peter didn’t choose to live forever. He simply chose not to die.

Diagnosed with a rare but terminal Motor Neuron Disease, brilliant scientist Peter Scott-Morgan refused to accept that within a few short years he’d be dead.

Instead, he embarked on a dangerous journey – to cross the border between mortality and immortality.

He would meld his humanity with the latest computer and robotic technology to become Peter 2.0.

This is the astonishing story of a man uniquely placed to pursue a new way of life that would not only alter him but perhaps redefine what it means to be human forever.
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‘A remarkable story . . . you’re left desperate to take nothing for granted’ Radio 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

‘Intriguing’ The Times

‘Fascinating and extremely moving’ Sun

‘A remarkable account of what it means to be human and what technology can really achieve’ Sunday Telegraph

Additional information

Weight 0.223 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.9 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

362.1968390092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K