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  • Published: 1 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241447093
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $48.99

Peter 2.0

The Human Cyborg




The extraordinary true story of the man who chose to live forever

Peter has Motor Neurone Disease, a condition universally considered by doctors to be terminal. It will destroy his nerve cells and he is told 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 astonishing true story behind the primetime Channel 4 documentary, about Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan who will become 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.

  • Published: 1 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241447093
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $48.99

Praise for Peter 2.0

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

Astonishing

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

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

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 Times

Fascinating and extremely moving

Sun

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

Breathtaking . . . We were mesmerised by the boundless creative intelligence, positivity and love that pours from these pages. Profoundly inspiring

Attitude

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

Stephen Fry

The astonishing 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. His discovery means that his terminal diagnosis is negotiable, something that will rewrite the future - and change the world

GQ

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

'A remarkable story . . . you're left desperate to take nothing for granted' Radio Times

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

The Daily Telegraph

A soaring love story

Financial Times.

Fascinating and extremely moving

The Sun

A remarkable account of what it means to be human and what technology can really achieve

The Sunday Telegraph

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

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