by Harry Parker
17 Feb 2022
A gripping, eye-opening account of how technology 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 WintersonHarry 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. "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