Muse #521 - a homage of a life
It was a usual Sunday morning. I am up early and alone enjoying my cup of coffee and the quiet. I glanced at my email box which had an email with the title “In Memoriam - Peter 2.0” from Geoff Marlow.
Geoff was instrumental some time ago by introducing me to Peter’s book “The Unwritten Rules of the Game: Master Them, Shatter Them, and Break Through the Barriers to Organizational Change” which is one of the brilliant books that I have read on organization change. It was much more important to me in that with my reading deficits and challenges this is one of the very few paper books that I read in the last few years, as it was not available in any other form in which I could consume.
While reading the book, I also realized that Peter Scott Morgan had five years ago got ALS (also known as Motor Neuron Disease (MND) or Lou Greger’s disease) a certain death knell to the body with an active mind stuck inside it. I never got around to reading Peter’s extreme response as “Peter 2.0” - his journey to convert himself into an AI-driven cyborg. I bought this book today as a homage and to get to reading it soon.
Peter is an inspiration. He raised questions about the brain, diseases, and life. I have been fighting what life throws at me over this lifetime and Peter is a motivator giving me the strength to fight no matter the circumstances.
If you are interested in watching Peter’s interviews over the last few years, you could find them at https://www.scottmorganfoundation.org/our-story as they are extremely inspiring.
Peter would live on both in his life’s work as Peter 2.0 and given Peter’s penchant for extreme cognitive motivations is continuing the same fight as Peter 3.0 somewhere in the quantum universe. The world needs more Peter’s.
“We may be able to help rewrite the future of what it means to be disabled. What it means to be human.”
Society just expects people like me to statistically curl up and die on cue,” Scott-Morgan said in his interview with Input last year, then age 63. “Instead, I intend to be a human guinea pig, to see just how far we can turn science fiction into reality.”
Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan
Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan, pioneering 'human cyborg' who defied ALS, has died - https://www.inputmag.com/culture/dr-peter-scott-morgan-human-cyborg-als-death