Doctor Scott-Morgan (64) suffered from ALS - an insidious disease.  Those affected lose many bodily functions over time.

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He was the first of his kind: “Cyborg” died at the age of 64!

By Adrian Schintlmeister

Torquay (UK) – The British scientist Peter Scott-Morgan was suffering from a bad one Illness, which was rapidly deteriorating. The doctors gave him little time. But the robo-researcher did not want to accept this fate and turned into a cyborg.

Doctor Scott-Morgan (64) suffered from ALS – an insidious disease. Those affected lose many bodily functions over time. © Dr Peter B Scott-Morgan

A visit to the arts in 2017 changed everything for Peter Scott-Morgan (64) and his husband Francis. The well-known roboticist was diagnosed with ALS.

This is an insidious disease of the nervous system, accompanied by rapid deterioration of the body. Those who receive this shock diagnosis only have a few months or years to live.

Yet Doctor Scott-Morgan wanted to fight, how “Daily Mail” reported. He said: “It’s an incurable disease like you’ve never seen before. But as for me: Bring it on!”.

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His reaction: he began to have an operation and became more and more of a cyborg.

“Almost everything about me will change irrevocably – body and brain,” said the terminally ill scientist at the time.

Despite his illness, he never lost his sense of humor

Peter Scott-Morgan became “Peter 2.0”

Scott Morgan gives a speech.  His virtual avatar is projected onto the screen.

Scott Morgan gives a speech. His virtual avatar is projected onto the screen. © Twitter/Dr Peter B Scott-Morgan

What followed was an amazing transformation. He received laser eye surgery so he could use “eye tracking” to operate a computer long after his hands failed him. He was later fitted with a feeding tube and breathing tube.

At this point he had already been using his high-tech wheelchair for a long time. He called the device “excellently constructed” and allowed him to stand, sleep and move “very quickly” without any outside help.

Eventually, Scott-Morgan lost his voice. The scientist compensated for this with a “voice box”.

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But the 64-year-old was particularly proud of a virtual avatar – a digital image of himself based on a 3D scan of his head. From then on he was able to express his emotions because his face was paralyzed.

Peter Scott-Morgan called his new body “Peter 2.0”

Peter Scott-Morgan died peacefully surrounded by his family

But his vision went even further

Peter Scott-Morgan was with his husband Francis for more than 40 years.

Peter Scott-Morgan was with his husband Francis for more than 40 years. © Twitetr/Dr Peter B Scott-Morgan

He doesn’t just want to survive the disease, but “thrive” despite the disease, said the 64-year-old.

Scott-Morgan’s stated goal was complete transformation into a cyborg. In this way he hoped to significantly improve the lives of people with disabilities.

The brilliant scientist fought the disease to the end. But since April his physical decline has been unstoppable.

But even in the face of death, he remained optimistic: “We’re about to change everything. I’m not dying – I’m changing!” He said.

Doctor Peter Scott-Morgan died peacefully on June 15 surrounded by his family. He is considered a pioneer of cybernetics and medicine – many experimental and very risky interventions were carried out on him first.

Cover Photo: Montage: Dr Peter B Scott-Morgan

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