Thursday, March 21, 2019

Comparing the Theme of Technology Versus Nature in Frankenstein and Neu

Technology Versus Nature in Shelleys Frankenstein and Gibsons Neuromancer At prototypal glance, a comparison of Shelleys Frankenstein and Gibsons Neuromancer could seem rather remote having in mind that these two works are separated by more than a century. During this lapse of time, humanity has witnessed profound repositions at a breath-taking speed. The partly Gothic and partly Romantic world of Mary Shelley is preferably different from the reality Gibson predicts. We could not say, however, that there are no colligate between the two. Shelleys work could be viewed as the apprehension of the new-born fear in regard to technical invention and Gibsons work as the divination of the consequences of scientific development and sophistication. In both cases the essence of human nature has simply changed. It is what lies behind the destructive human strife for more, more at any(prenominal) price that has led to the despondent conclusions of both works. Indispensable to underst anding the complexness of the problem of technology, in both Mary Shelleys Frankenstein and William Gibsons Neuromancer, is the historical context in which the two were written. Whereas Frankenstein was written in a period of dramatic change - that of the Industrial revolution, in Neuromancer, Gibson echoes the opinion of economists who believe that we are currently experiencing the reference of a profound economic revolution, due to the breakthroughs in information and converse technology, and which some believe is equal in magnitude to the industrial revolution. The endorsement leitmotif of my research is that of nature in reference to technology. Here I describe the relation of Mary Shelleys Frankenstein to technology and some of the crucial issues co... ... Stephen. York Notes on Mary Shelleys Frankenstein. Longman York Press, 1992. Bloom, Harold and Golding, William. Modern Critical Views on Mary Shelley. Edited with an initiation by Harold Bloom. Chelsea House Publishers, New York, 1985. Forester, Tom. The Information Technology Revolution. Edited and introduced by Tom Forester. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1985. Borgmann, Albert. Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life. A Philosophical Inquiry. The University of sugar Press, 1984. Leebaert, Derek. Technology 2001. The Future of Computing and Communications. Edited by Derek Leebaert. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Third printing, 1991. Michie, Donald and Johnston, Rory. The fellowship Machine. Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Man. William Morrow and Company, Inc., NY., 1985.

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