I, Cyborg

Author: Kevin Warwick
An engaging personal account of human enthusiasm, robot science, and the future
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Publication Date
Paperback: 08/30/2004
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About the Book

Now available for the first time in America, I, Cyborg is the story of Kevin Warwick, the cybernetic pioneer advancing science by upgrading his own body.

Warwick, the world's leading expert in cybernetics, explains how he has deliberately crossed over a perilous threshhold to take the first practical steps toward becoming a cyborg--part human, part machine--using himself as a guinea pig and undergoing surgery to receive technological implants connected to his central nervous system.

Believing that machines with intelligence far beyond that of humans will eventually make the important decisions, Warwick investigates whether we can avoid obsolescence by using technology to improve on our comparatively limited capabilities. Warwick also discusses the implications for human relationships, and his wife's participation in the experiments.

Beyond the autobiography of a scientist who became, in part, a machine, I, Cyborg is also a story of courage, devotion, and endeavor that split apart personal lives. The results of these amazing experiments have far-reaching implications not only for e-medicine, extra-sensory input, increased memory and knowledge, and even telepathy, but for the future of humanity as well.

About the Author

Kevin Warwick is professor of cybernetics at the University of Reading, UK. He is the author of numerous books on a wide variety of subjects including robotics, information technology, biomedicine, and ethics, and is deeply engaged with advances in neural implants.

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"Warwick details his fascinating autobiography in becoming a cybernetic organism. . . . Using decades of research in artificial intelligence, the author takes readers on a personal journey initially through research on mechanical devices to actual experiences of interfacing with real interfaces and real implants. Warwick skillfully relates the events as he saw them, bringing readers through each step of the technological development and captivating them along the way with the excitement and details of each breakthrough. This book is not a fantasy nor science fiction, but a subjective record of actual scientific experiment. An exciting book to read for nonprofessionals and inspiring for professionals. Highly recommended."--Choice