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Terminally-ill scientist is about to 'transform' into world's first full cyborg
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Terminally-ill scientist is about to 'transform' into world's first full cyborg
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/terminally...s-20559021

Quote: A terminally-ill scientist who is dying from a muscle wasting disease has taken the final steps to become the world's first full cyborg .
Dr Peter Scott-Morgan, 61, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease two years ago, but instead of accepting his fate he decided to challenge what it meant to be human.

He said he wanted to push the boundaries of what science can achieve so decided to extend his life and become fully robotic - known as Peter 2.0.
The world-renowned roboticist has already undergone a series of incredibly complex and risky operations during his journey. This has included developing a remarkably life-like avatar of his face before he lost any muscle.

Learned about this guy on the SGU podcast. Pretty interesting. If you were in his position, would you do this?
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Terminally-ill scientist is about to 'transform' into world's first full cyborg
Finally, Deus Ex is coming.

As for the question it depends on what cyborgization would offer to me. I don't see becoming one to escape death but improving my body - and mind if possible - for years that remain for me would be a nice thing.
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I would just get the finest heroin and drift off.
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(11-24-2019, 09:42 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote: https://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/terminally...s-20559021

Quote: A terminally-ill scientist who is dying from a muscle wasting disease has taken the final steps to become the world's first full cyborg .
Dr Peter Scott-Morgan, 61, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease two years ago, but instead of accepting his fate he decided to challenge what it meant to be human.

He said he wanted to push the boundaries of what science can achieve so decided to extend his life and become fully robotic - known as Peter 2.0.
The world-renowned roboticist has already undergone a series of incredibly complex and risky operations during his journey. This has included developing a remarkably life-like avatar of his face before he lost any muscle.

Learned about this guy on the SGU podcast. Pretty interesting. If you were in his position, would you do this?


Very good question. I really don't know. Not something I'm able to able to consider hypothetically. Too many variables  

I also have no idea of how much can be done . IE exactly what  will become robotic? What senses will he have left?   Sight? hearing? smell? touch?  Do they have any idea of the psychological effects of the transformation? Will he still be legally human? 
 
I wasn't aware robotics had reached that level. Or is it  just  a desperate man grasping at for a solution to his ghastly disease?
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I just happened to read about ALS this evening, and it seems to be a terrible disease, possibly the worst you can imagine. It cant be cured and most people will die within a few years (with Stephen Hawking being an exception). It paralyses all your muslces to the point where you cant swallow or breathe by yourself, causing pneumonia from resulting complications, and then you simply die.

Truly horrible.
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(11-24-2019, 09:42 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote: https://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/terminally...s-20559021

Quote: A terminally-ill scientist who is dying from a muscle wasting disease has taken the final steps to become the world's first full cyborg .
Dr Peter Scott-Morgan, 61, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease two years ago, but instead of accepting his fate he decided to challenge what it meant to be human.

He said he wanted to push the boundaries of what science can achieve so decided to extend his life and become fully robotic - known as Peter 2.0.
The world-renowned roboticist has already undergone a series of incredibly complex and risky operations during his journey. This has included developing a remarkably life-like avatar of his face before he lost any muscle.

Learned about this guy on the SGU podcast. Pretty interesting. If you were in his position, would you do this?

Yeah sure.  Being a cyborg sounds like never ending happiness of joyous existence. Blinksmiley
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(11-24-2019, 10:21 PM)Dancefortwo Wrote:
(11-24-2019, 09:42 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote: https://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/terminally...s-20559021

Quote: A terminally-ill scientist who is dying from a muscle wasting disease has taken the final steps to become the world's first full cyborg .
Dr Peter Scott-Morgan, 61, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease two years ago, but instead of accepting his fate he decided to challenge what it meant to be human.

He said he wanted to push the boundaries of what science can achieve so decided to extend his life and become fully robotic - known as Peter 2.0.
The world-renowned roboticist has already undergone a series of incredibly complex and risky operations during his journey. This has included developing a remarkably life-like avatar of his face before he lost any muscle.

Learned about this guy on the SGU podcast. Pretty interesting. If you were in his position, would you do this?

Yeah sure.  Being a cyborg sounds like never ending happiness of joyous existence. Blinksmiley

Well it might be depending on whether or not we get happiness-inducing brain implants. Tongue
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Terminally-ill scientist is about to 'transform' into world's first full cyborg
At age 61, nope, wouldn't do it.

What the hell is the obsession of living forever? I just don't get it.
Being told you're delusional does not necessarily mean you're mental. 
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(11-24-2019, 11:26 PM)brewerb Wrote: At age 61, nope, wouldn't do it.

What the hell is the obsession of living forever? I just don't get it.

I don't see it that way. Being a world-renowned roboticist, he is just continuing to work, and he's making sacrifices that frankly no one else would want to do, to further the research. There is certainly a component of extending his life, but I see some altruism too.
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(11-24-2019, 11:39 PM)skyking Wrote:
(11-24-2019, 11:26 PM)brewerb Wrote: At age 61, nope, wouldn't do it.

What the hell is the obsession of living forever? I just don't get it.

I don't see it that way. Being a world-renowned roboticist, he is just continuing to work, and he's making sacrifices that frankly no one else would want to do, to further the research. There is certainly a component of extending his life, but I see some altruism too.

If it produces cost effective tech applicable to younger victims, good for him.
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I wouldn't do it. The period at the end of the sentence helps give the sentence meaning, too. (Or maybe it's a question-mark or exclamation point, if you're lucky.)
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That's what everyone is hoping, I think.
I see applications for space exploration and colonization, remote interfaces that will help us clean up the nuclear wastes more effectively and safely, etc.
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(11-24-2019, 10:21 PM)Dancefortwo Wrote: Being a cyborg sounds like never ending happiness of joyous existence.

Sounds like what Christians look forward to in heaven.  Robots for Jesus.   Dunno
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(11-24-2019, 10:21 PM)Dancefortwo Wrote:
(11-24-2019, 09:42 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote: https://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/terminally...s-20559021

Quote: A terminally-ill scientist who is dying from a muscle wasting disease has taken the final steps to become the world's first full cyborg .
Dr Peter Scott-Morgan, 61, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease two years ago, but instead of accepting his fate he decided to challenge what it meant to be human.

He said he wanted to push the boundaries of what science can achieve so decided to extend his life and become fully robotic - known as Peter 2.0.
The world-renowned roboticist has already undergone a series of incredibly complex and risky operations during his journey. This has included developing a remarkably life-like avatar of his face before he lost any muscle.

Learned about this guy on the SGU podcast. Pretty interesting. If you were in his position, would you do this?

Yeah sure.  Being a cyborg sounds like never ending happiness of joyous existence. Blinksmiley

 The older I get the less I understand the desire to live indefinitely . I have concluded that the human organism  prepares itself for death, as  the production of various chemicals and hormones slows down .

I suspect that notion may be blown out the  water  by the number of geriatric farts who would really love to live forever. Me?  Perhaps  if I could be physically around 40. But over 70? Not on your nelly. Right now I'm hoping for up to another ten good years . 

Of course I'm afraid of dying. I think all mammals are, it's instinctive. Not afraid of being dead because  I'm reasonably  sure it's not  it's not an experience. 

Have felt a lot better  about the uncertainty of death  since I discovered it was Christians  who invented the idea of an eternal hell.  Thumbs Up
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