Techno-Utopia/ Techno-Dystopia: Writing the Future of Cyber-Technology
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Will cyberspace ever become truly inhabitable, and if so, what kind of political climate will be present there? By investigating emergent discourses surrounding the future of cyber-technology, I reveal how online users are actively engaged in the preemptive literary construction and interpretation of a not yet realized cosmopolitics of virtual spaces. Additionally, I argue that futurism online constitutes the emergence of a novel form of real-time genre fiction intertextually linked to more conventional forms of science fiction that interpenetrate both public and academic discourses and interpret cyberspace as a potential source of either boundless freedom or dystopia.
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Brian Schram (2015). Techno-Utopia/ Techno-Dystopia: Writing the Future of Cyber-Technology. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/9058