• Patrick Younge

The Human Guinea Pig - Independent

Updated: May 12

A British scientist who is terminally ill with a muscle wasting disease says he has transformed into “the world’s first full cyborg”.

Dr Peter Scott-Morgan refused to accept his fate after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in 2017 and decided to extend his existence using technology.


The process has included a series of operations to insert a feeding tube directly into his stomach, a catheter directly into his bladder and a colostomy bag directly on to his colon, to allow him to deal with feeding and toilet problems.

He also underwent a laryngectomy to avoid the added danger of saliva potentially entering his lungs – which he described as trading his natural voice for “potentially decades of life”.


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