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We are meant to become cyborg

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From the beginning, people saw computers as "almost-alive" or "sort of alive." With the computer, object relations psychoanalysis can be applied to, well, objects. People feel at one with video games, with lines of computer code, with the avatars they play in virtual worlds, with their smartphones. When our current digital devices—our smartphones and cellphones—take on the power of transitional objects, a new psychology comes into play. These digital objects are never meant to be abandoned. We are meant to become cyborg.


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Guest blogger: Lissa Bilyk: dystopia, cyborgs, scifi/fantasy, and NaNoWriMo | Olsen Jay Nelson

Guest blogger: Lissa Bilyk: dystopia, cyborgs, scifi/fantasy, and NaNoWriMo | Olsen Jay Nelson | I want more science fiction | Scoop.it

I’d like to introduce, Lissa Bilyk, author of ‘The Edge of Darkness,’ a futuristic, dystopian scifi novel with subjugated cyborgs who find a means to revolt. I love the sound of this, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to ask Lissa some questions related to this and her continuing participation in NaNoWrimo since it’s November again. Thanks Lissa …

 

1) ‘The Edge of Darkness’ is dystopian sci-fi, right – among other things? What’s your opinion about why dystopian realities have such appeal? Also, how did you make use of dystopian themes in the story, and what’s the effect you were looking for?

 

Lissa: I think that dystopians appeal to a lot of readers because ...

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