‘World’s first cyborg’ dies aged 64: British doctor passes away peacefully

‘World’s first cyborg’ dies aged 64: British doctor with terminal motor neurone disease who hoped to ‘become fully robotic’ passes away peacefully surrounded by his family

A British scientist who became the world’s first full cyborg has passed away at the age of 64. 

Peter Scott-Morgan decided to challenge what it meant to be human when he refused to accept his fate following a diagnosis of motor neurone disease in 2017.

He said he wanted to push the boundaries of what science can achieve so decided to extend his life and become fully robotic.

His family confirmed the news of his passing on his Twitter account this morning. 

‘To Peter’s amazing rebel supporters: With a broken heart, I’m letting you all know that Peter passed peacefully surrounded by his family, and those closest to him,’ they wrote.

‘He was incredibly proud of all of you who supported him, and his vision of changing the way people see disability.’ 

A British scientist who became the world’s first full cyborg has passed away at the age of 64. Peter Scott-Morgan decided to challenge what it meant to be human when he refused to accept his fate following a diagnosis of motor neurone disease in 2017 

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