Two years ago, scientist Peter Scott-Morgan was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and today he is still struggling for a new life, not just survival.
This October, Dr. Scott-Morgan is on track to become the world’s first fully fledged cyborg, potentially giving him more years of life.
The world’s first complete cyborg
It was in 2017 that Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan (a brilliant robotics writer, scientific writer, and talented speaker) was diagnosed with degenerative motor neuron disease that ultimately paralyzed his entire body except his eyes.
The diagnosis is understandably grim, especially considering that he has only two years to live, but he has not given up the fight.
Teaming up with world-class organizations with expertise in artificial intelligence, Dr. Scott-Morgan is transforming himself into what he calls “the world’s first fully fledged cyborg.”
“And when I say“ Cyborg ”, I mean not just that I will be implanted with some kind of payment, I mean that I will become the most advanced human cybernetic organism ever created on Earth for 13.8 billion years. My body and brain will be irreversibly changed, ”says Dr. Scott-Morgan.
What does it mean to be human
According to Dr. Scott-Morgan, he will become part robot and part living organism. Moreover, the change will not be one-time, but with subsequent updates.
“I have more updates in the process than Microsoft,” says Dr. Scott-Morgan.
AI-powered creative expression
The cyborg artist is a great example of the power of human-AI collaboration. AI uses the data that make up Peter’s digital portrait (articles, videos, images, and social media) and is trained to recognize key ideas, experiences, and images.
Peter will introduce a theme, AI will suggest composition, and Peter will apply images to suggest style and mood. Peter will direct the AI to render a new digital image that none of them could create alone.
A unique blend of AI and human, reflects Peter’s creative and emotional self – a critical aspect of what it means to be human.
This October, Dr. Scott-Morgan will undergo what he calls the latest procedure that will turn him into a “Complete Cyborg”.
On October 9, he tweeted a photo of himself, writing the following:
“This is my last post as Peter 1.0. Tomorrow I will trade my vote for potentially decades of life as we complete the final medical procedure for my transition to Full Cyborg, in the month that I was statistically told I would die. I am not dying, I am transforming ! Oh, how I LOVE science !!! “.