Hybrid Humans (Hardback)

Dispatches from the Frontiers of Man and Machine

Harry Parker

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

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

"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 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

Harry Parker's life changed overnight, when he lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan. That 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.

Publication date: 17/02/2022

£14.99

ISBN: 9781788163101

Imprint: Wellcome Collection

Subject: Biography & Memoir, Science & Mathematics

Hybrid Humans (Ebook)

Dispatches from the Frontiers of Man and Machine

Harry Parker

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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

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

"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 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

Harry Parker's life changed overnight, when he lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan. That 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.

Publication date: 17/02/2022

£12.99

ISBN: 9781782835837

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B094TRLTJP

Imprint: Wellcome Collection

Subject: Biography & Memoir, Science & Mathematics

Hybrid Humans (Audiobook)

Dispatches from the Frontiers of Man and Machine

Harry Parker

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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

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

"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 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

Harry Parker's life changed overnight, when he lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan. That 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.

Publication date: 17/02/2022

£19.99

ISBN: 9781782839910

Imprint: Wellcome Collection

Subject: Biography & Memoir, Science & Mathematics

Read by: Harry Parker

Reviews for Hybrid Humans

'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 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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Praise for Anatomy of a Soldier:

'Marvellously told'

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Alan Bennett 

'Alive to every nuance of feeling'

Hilary Mantel 

'A brilliant book'

Edna O'Brien 

'Beautifully constructed and moving'

Val McDermid 

'A tour de force'

Nadeem Aslam 

'Compassionate and compelling'

Kate Hamer 

'An endless ability to surprise'

Phil Klay 

Harry Parker

Harry Parker

Harry Parker is the author of Anatomy of a Soldier (2016), translated in eight languages. He grew up in Wiltshire, and was educated at Falmouth College of Art and University College London. He joined the British Army when he was 23 and served in Iraq in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2009 as a Captain. He is now a writer and artist and lives in London.