WATCH: Peter Scott-Morgan in Conversation with Stephen Fry at the Hay Festival
Lessons in Living from the First Human Cyborg
The Hay Festival launches its 34th spring edition, broadcasting for free online from Hay-on-Wye to the world 26 May–6 June. Over 12 days, more than 200 acclaimed writers, global policy makers, historians, poets, pioneers and innovators join together to inspire, examine, and entertain in events for all ages. All events are closed-captioned and available to watch for free on the Hay Player.
Peter, a brilliant scientist Motor Neurone Disease, is told he will lose everything he loves—his husband, family, friends—and within two years he will lose his life, too. But face-to-face with death, he decides there is another way, and using science and technology, he navigates a new path that will enable him not just to survive, but to thrive. This is a true story about 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. By embracing love, life, and hope rather than fear, tragedy and despair, he will become Peter 2.0.