It’s the stuff of sci-fi — when man and machine combine so perfectly it creates a whole new being – a cybernetic organism where the artificial implants and the natural impulses fight for dominance. This is when speculative fiction really comes to play as we express ideas and thought about this unique quality of man’s intelligence and the machines we create to serve us.
In today’s world, we see an increasing dependence on technology and machinery to make our lives easier, our work faster, our interactions more spontaneous, and increase the quality of our lives. From pacemakers, to prosthetic limbs, and chips to be implanted in us to track us, one has to wonder how wide is the divide between man and machine?
Will this dependence affect our free will? Can we eventually ‘turn off’ the sectors in our brain to stop us from making bad choices? If we want our children to have certain color eyes, we can manipulate the genes to do that and come with the child of our design. With all these possibilities, how will it affect our thoughts on faith, morals, and values? Will we be overridden by the machine someday and…”sin no more?”
Join me for this fascinating discussion with author Frank Creed. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app today. Tune in!
Frank’s shorter fiction has been published in anthologies as well as e-zines.
Frank Creed is the founder of the Lost Genre Guild, an online group of writers, artists and fans of Christian speculative fiction.