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Our favourite robotics expert, Kevin Warwick aka, Captain Cyborg, is promoting his new book I Cyborg the epic tale of one man's transformation in to half human/half tractor following the implantation of an electronic chip in his arm in April.

You can catch him tonight between 5pm and 7pm on the Johnnie Walker show BBC Radio 2. Here's the puff:

Stuart Maconie sits in for Johnnie. Tonight Professor Kevin Warwick, the world's first cyborg, talks about the possiblity transmiting thoughts directly from one person to another.

If the BBC says he's a cyborg, he must be a cyborg. No?

The countercultural types at BBC Online seem to disagree with their radio colleagues. The cheeky monkeys have commissioned Dave 'Boy' Green, co-editor of Need to Know, and well-known Warwick twitcher, to review I, Cyborg.

Headlined, "Why I'm not impressed with Professor (no BBC, Captain!) Cyborg", the article is a gentle rejoinder to some of Kevin's more fanciful flights.

That's what we think. The Borg Army thinks differently. You can check out the piece and reader commments here.

Also, don't forget to vote for Captain Cyborg in the Esquire "50 Sharpest Men" contest. The form is crap, but spare a couple of minutes. Make your mark now.

You don't know what the fuss is about? Here are two classics from Kieren McCarthy to get you up to speed:

Home truths: Bionic man takes the Metal Mickey

Kevin Warwick: a life in pictures

Finally, here's a link to The Register' extensive coverage of Captain Cyborg. ®

We love Captain Cyborg

You want a copy of I, Cyborg, no?

It costs £16.99, it's published by Century and it's out Friday. Sorry, no ISBN number to hand.

The Mail on Sunday is running a promo with the Review Bookstore 0870 165 0870. The cost? £13.95 plus £1.95 p&p.

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