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Hybrid Humans: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Man and Machine

by (Wellcome Collection)

(23 reviews)

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*SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 BARBELLION PRIZE*

As heard on BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week
As seen on Sky Arts Book Club with Elizabeth Day and Andi Oliver

An eye-opening account of disability, identity and how robotics and AI are altering our understanding of what it means to be human - from the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Soldier

Harry Parker's life changed overnight when he lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan. His rehabilitation took him into an often surprising landscape of a very human kind of hacking, and he wondered - are all humans becoming hybrids?

Whether it's putting on contact lenses every day or DIY biohackers tinkering in garages, Parker introduces us to the exhilarating breadth of human invention - and intervention.

Grappling with his own new identity and disability, he discovers the latest robotics, tech and implants that might lead us to powerful, liberating possibilities for what a body can be.

"I loved Hybrid Humans. It is modest, wise... and a way of looking at the future without nostalgia for the past" - Jeanette Winterson

"This may be a tour of the scientific avant garde, but the focus is always on the human heart and mind" - Observer, Book of the Day

"Harry Parker has explored the cutting edge of interaction between humanity, computing and AI... a captivating and cautionary travel guide to a new world" - Gavin Francis, author of Adventures in Human Being

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  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Print Length: 224 Pages
  • File Size: 1,575 KB

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