Post Humanism In Science Fiction

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Science fiction is set to be the most modern genre which helps us in analyzing our artistic project and how the scientific project improves our human conditions. It has been one of the most influential types of writing to date in our society. Over the years observations have been made on how it focuses on time travelling thus predicting what is ought to happen or that has already happened in our modern society. This essay will clearly look at themes such as post humanism, what is real? Thus focusing on the difference between reality and fiction and Technological power. These ponderous themes will be referenced by three texts namely, segregationist (Isaac Asimov), the electric ant (Phillip k dick), and True Love (Isaac Asimov). These texts are…show more content…
Asimov has also written a few stories that portray post humanism, in particular his text titled “The Feeling of Power”(). In this same story he writes about how we gradually depend on the scientific project that being the technological devices to improve our way of being and how humans are never satisfied with what they have been granted. Humans are forever searching for power and for what is more then what they have. This has pushed us into wanting to become more like robots. We seek artificial substances and try by all means to get them. The text was written before medical engineering has been a major impact. In the current world we have invented artificial hands, heart valves, and we also trigger artificial intelligence through drugs namely (). One project that is debatable is that of cloning humans. Animals have been cloned and they haven’t had that much of a prolonged life but still humans believe in altering the natural cycle of life and death. Science fiction as well as Isaac Asimov have depicted post humanism before humans wanted to be more than just organic beings but rather a mixture of organic and…show more content…
Milton relied more on his computer and yet he found it difficult to find an ideal girl without the help of Joe. The prediction that Asimov had of computers having human characteristics that include thinking like humans and being our memory chips was right. One could truly say he was a medium in evaluation to what is happening in today’s society. Humans have lost the power to reason and technological devices have played a major role in killing common sense and human interactions. A day without a technological device for many will be tragic as people have organized and live their lives through their portable technological devices. This sort of predictions were made in the era of the “box computer”. They have diffused into the modern society as technology has taken a toll in our
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