Hybrid Humans (Hardback)

£14.99

A gripping, eye-opening account of how robotics, computing and AI might be about to alter our understanding of what it means to be human – from the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Soldier

SKU: 9781788163101

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As heard on BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

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

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

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.

"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